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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Volmer 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 Volmer to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Volmer to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,769 miles [2,846.9 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 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,239 miles [10,040.7 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 7,005 miles [11,273.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Volmer ...

While the name Volmer is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Montana

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Volmer, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Volmer. 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 Volmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Volmer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7163, Longitude: -113.6640     [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 Volmer 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 333.952 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 334.915 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.241 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Volmer.