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Atbara, British Columbia

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Welcome to Atbara ...

So far, we have found very little information about Atbara. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Atbara to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Atbara, please Contact Us.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Atbara: A railroad siding named for Lord Kitchener's 1898 victory in Sudan at the Battle of Atbara. This name was originally used by another siding that was located near Sidar. When that siding was abandoned, the name was re-used at this siding.

Time Zone: The area where Atbara was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP).

Note: If you travel east from Atbara, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Atbara would have been located in the (250) & (778)<2> area codes.

Communities near Atbara ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2006<4>
Appledale   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Balfour   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Granite   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harrop   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lemon Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mountain Station   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Atbara.

Communities Also Named Atbara ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Atbara - it's located in British Columbia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atbara.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atbara. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atbara:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Atbara no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Atbara, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Atbara.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Atbara. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atbara) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atbara. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6054, Longitude: -117.1675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atbara have been estimated.

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<4>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Atbara were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Atbara.