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

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

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    • Yellowknife, which is the Territorial Capital of Northwest Territories, lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Tulita to Yellowknife, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 22 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 15 days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 2,291 miles [3,687 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,673 miles [9,129.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<4>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,417 miles [10,327.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,714 miles [7,586.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tulita. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.9017, Longitude: -125.5694    
<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.
<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 Tulita to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 343.612 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 346.406 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.598 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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