Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Distances in Different Routes between Cities in Portugal: Lisbon to Valenca do Minha (alternate route)

Note: 1 League = 3 Miles or 4.8 Kilometers

Location

Distance in Leagues

Sacavem (Flying Boat)

1.5

Povoa

1

Alverca

1

Alhandra

1

Villa Franca de Xira

1

Povos

1

Castenheira

1

Carregado

1

Otta

1

Tagarro

2

Venda da Aqua

1

Venda de Palhoca

1

Venda de Costa

1

Candieiros

2

Muliano

2

Carvalhos

2

Chao da Feira

1

S. Jorge

1

Batalha

1

Leiria

2

Venda dos Machados

1

Venda do Galego

1

Bouca

1

Venda Nova

1

Pombal

1

Venda do Diabo

1

Redinha

1

Condeixa

3

Coimbra (Crossing Mondego River on Bridge)

2

Fornos

1

Carquejo

1

Mealhada

1

Pedreira

1

Avelans

1

Aguada

1

Sardao

1

Ponte do Vouga (Bridge over the Vouga River)

1

Albergaria Velha

1

Albergaria Nova

1

Pinhero da Bemposta

1

Oliveira de Azemeis

1

S. Antonio de Arriffana

1

Souto Redondo

1

Grijo

1

S. Antonio dos Caralhos

1

Gallega (Cross Douro River on Bridge of Boats)

1

Oporto

1

Ponte de Leca do Balio

1

Castelegio

1

Carrica

1

Barca de Troa

1

Villa Nova de Famelicao

1

Santiago da Cruz

1

Tebosa

1

Braga

1

Vao do Bico

1

Pica de Regalados

1

Portella do Abade

1

Ponte de Barca (Cross the Lima River on Bridge)

1

Arcos de Valdaves

1

Cruz da Pinhota

1

Portella de Vez

1

Carvalho

1

Serdal

1

Serdal

1

Valenca

1

Total

73.5

Note: If you go to Valenca do Minho via Golegam and Oporto, the route is only 69.5 leagues.  However, the country about Golegam is flat and in the rainy season it can be impassible.

Source: Eliot, William G. A Treatise on the Defence of Portugal. London: T. Egerton, 1811.  pp.  287  – 288

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2008

 

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