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Vega, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Vega.

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How Far From Vega to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Vega to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Vega to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Vega to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,209 miles [9,992.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,974 miles [11,223.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vega ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Vega.

While the name Vega is unique within Alberta, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta

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Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Vega, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,408 miles [2,266 km] to the South

Monterey County

Our profile page for Vega, Monterey County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km] to the South Southwest


Pike County

Our profile page for Vega, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,076 miles [3,341 km] to the East Southeast


Henry County

Our profile page for Vega, Henry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Wallace County

Our profile page for Vega, Wallace County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wallace County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Menominee County

Our profile page for Vega, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Vega, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km] to the East

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Vega, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Vega, Buffalo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Buffalo County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Oldham County

Our profile page for Vega, Oldham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Pierce County

Our profile page for Vega, Pierce County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pierce County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Vega ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Birch Cove   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the South of Vega   [Map]
Clyde   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fawcett   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flatbush   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freedom   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Highridge   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Larkspur   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Tiger Lily   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Vega. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vega) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vega. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vega

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vega. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4039, Longitude: -114.3769     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Vega to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.531 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.625 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.596 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Vega, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Vega could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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