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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Welling to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 282 miles [453.8 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Welling to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,484 miles [10,435 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 7,252 miles [11,671 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,301 miles [8,531.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Welling ...

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


Communities Outside of Alberta

Oklahoma

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Welling, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km] to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Welling. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Welling) 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 Welling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Welling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.4799, Longitude: -112.7856     [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 Welling 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 333.175 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.678 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.359 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Welling.