Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Distances in Different Routes between Cities in Portugal: Lisbon to Zibreira via Indanha Nova

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

Villa Nova da Rainha

1

Muro do Conde de Aveiras

1

Cartaxo

1

Ponte Secca

1

Santarem

1

As Barrocas

1

Ponte de Aveila

1

Ponte de Almonda

1

Golegam

1

Cardiga

1

Tancos (Cross Zezere River on Bridge of Boats)

1

Punhete

1

Abrantes

2

Penascoso

3

Mecam

1

Vendas Novas

2

Perdigao

3

Cernadas

2

Castello Branco

2

Idanha Nova

5

Zibreira

5

Total

46.5

Note:  Although the route listed above from Abrantes to Castello Branco is three leagues shorter than the one listed for Abrantes to Castello Branco in the route from Lisbon to Almeida, it was not considered to be as good.

Source: Eliot, William G. A Treatise on the Defence of Portugal. London: T. Egerton, 1811.  P. 286, 290.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2008

 

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