Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Distances in Different Routes between Cities in Portugal: Lisbon to Villa Nova de Cerveira via Viana and Caminha

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

Senhor do Padrao

1

Moreira

1

Nove Irmaos

1.5

Magdalena

.5

Cazal de Pedro

1

Rattes

1

Terra Negra

1

Barca de Lago

1

Redemoinhos

1

Bellinho (Cross Neyva River on Bridge)

1

Viana

1

Areosa

1

Lagarta

1

Caminha

1

 Villa Nova de Caveira

2

Total

71.5

Note: If you go to Villa Nova de Caveira via Golegam and Oporto, the route is only 67.5 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  – 289

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2008

 

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