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Communities Also Named Douro ...

We have found one communities that share the name Douro.

Within Ontario, the name Douro is unique.

Beyond Ontario, there is another community also named Douro in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Ector County
      • This Douro is located in Ector County and lies 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douro
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ector County community of Douro.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Douro ...

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.

  • Assumption
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Assumption
    • Assumption lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Douro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Assumption came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Byersville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byersville
    • Byersville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Douro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byersville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Cold Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Douro.
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  • Curve Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curve Lake
    • Curve Lake lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Douro.
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  • Downers Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downers Corners
    • Downers Corners lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Douro.
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  • Five Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Douro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Galesburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
    • Galesburg lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Douro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Hall Glen
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hall Glen
    • Hall Glen lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Douro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hall Glen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Glen
  • Indian River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian River
    • Indian River lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Douro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian River
  • Village Meadows
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Meadows
    • Village Meadows lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Douro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Meadows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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  • Yankee Bonnet
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yankee Bonnet
    • Yankee Bonnet lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Douro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yankee Bonnet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yankee Bonnet
  • Zion
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
    • Zion lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Douro.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
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How Far From Douro to ...

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

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

  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Douro to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,711 miles [9,191 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,440 miles [10,364.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,318 miles [6,949.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>

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The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Douro) 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 Douro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DouroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3833, Longitude: -78.2000    
<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 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.
<4>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 Douro to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.158 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.605 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.996 degrees.




 

 

 

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