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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Whitelaw to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Whitelaw 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 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,954 miles [3,144.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,160 miles [9,913.6 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 6,921 miles [11,138.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitelaw ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Whitelaw.

While the name Whitelaw is unique within Alberta, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Kansas

Greeley County

Our profile page for Whitelaw, Greeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km] to the Southeast

New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Whitelaw, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the East

Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Whitelaw, Manitowoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Whitelaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitelaw) 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 Whitelaw. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitelaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitelaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.1092, Longitude: -118.0762     [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 Whitelaw 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 337.552 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 339.154 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 323.834 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitelaw.