Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Distances in Different Routes between Cities in Portugal: Lisbon to Amarante via Penafiel      

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

Vendas Novas

1

Valongo

1

Ponte Ferreira

1

Althar

1

Paredes

1

Penafiel

1

Ucanha

1

Villa Mea

1

Pidre (Cross Tamega River on Bridge)

1

Amarante

1

Total

65.5

Note: If you go to Amarante via Golegam and Oporto, the route is only 61.5 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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