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Curious and Interesting Names Near Carbonear ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Clowns Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clowns Cove
    • Clowns Cove lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Carbonear
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clowns Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clowns Cove
  • Cooperage
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperage
    • Cooperage lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Carbonear
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooperage came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperage
  • Flatrock
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatrock
    • Flatrock lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Carbonear
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatrock came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatrock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatrock<3>
  • Freshwater
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freshwater
    • Freshwater lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Carbonear
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freshwater
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    • Harbour Grace
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbour Grace
      • Harbour Grace lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Carbonear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbour Grace came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbour Grace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harbour Grace<3>
    • Mosquito - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosquito
      • Mosquito was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Carbonear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mosquito came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Riverhead
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverhead
      • Riverhead lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Carbonear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverhead came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverhead
    • Salmon Cove
    • Stevensons Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevensons Village
      • Stevensons Village lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Carbonear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevensons Village came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevensons Village
    • Upper Island Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Island Cove
      • Upper Island Cove lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Carbonear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Island Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Island Cove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upper Island Cove<3>

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Carbonear. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Cathy Jones     (Comedian, actress, writer)
      • Full name: Catherine Theresa Mary Andres Jones
      • Comedian, actress, writer. She was born in Saint John's (NL) on April 6, 1955 (a Wednesday)
      • Saint John's is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Carbonear.
    • Rick Mercer     (Comedian, actor, satirist, author)
      • Full name: Richard Vincent Mercer
      • Comedian, actor, satirist, author. He was born in Saint John's (NL) on October 17, 1969 (a Friday)
      • Saint John's is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Carbonear.
    • Greg Thomey     (Comedian, actor, playwright)
      • Comedian, actor, playwright. He was born in Saint John's (NL) on May 8, 1961 (a Monday)
      • Saint John's is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Carbonear.
    • Mary Walsh     (Comedian, actress, activist)
      • Full name: Mary Cynthia Walsh
      • Comedian, actress, activist. She was born in Saint John's (NL) on May 13, 1952 (a Tueday)
      • Saint John's is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Carbonear.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Carbonear and extending to:

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Carbonear to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 61 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,565 miles [7,346.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,269 miles [8,479.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,145 miles [5,061.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carbonear. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.gov.nl.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carbonear) 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 Carbonear. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarbonearOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbonear. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7333, Longitude: -53.2500    
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Carbonear to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 291.665 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 286.911 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 288.164 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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