ferrado

1

In Portugal, a unit of land area, about 725 square meters (about 0.179 acre).

A unit of area, = 1 square vara.

2

In Galicia in northwest Spain, ? – 19th century, a unit of dry capacity, usually a fourth of a fanega (but in some areas a fifth or a sixth), varying considerably with location.

(In reading the table, bear in mind that the fanega also varied with location.)

Locality Nomenclature, Equivalents Value
in liters
Source
La Coruña for wheat, = 12 concas = 0.25 fanega 16.15 1, +
for maize, = 12 concas = 0.25 fanega 20.87 1, +
Lugo* = 0.25 fanega 13.13 1, +
Orense* for grain, = 3 celamines = 0.25 fanega 13.88 1, +
ferrado colmado, for maize,  18.79 1, +
Pontevedra for wheat and small fruit = 12 concas = 0.25 fanega 15.58 1, +
for maize, beans and other legumes = 14 concas = 0.25 fanega 20.86 1, +

*But in some towns in the districts of Betanzos, Lugo and Orense, the ferrado was a fifth of a fanega, and in others a sixth of a fanega.

1. Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico y Estadístico.
Equivalencias entre las Pesas y Medidas Usadas Antiguamente en las Diversas Provincias de España y las Legales del Sistema Métrico-Decimal.
Publicadas de Real Orden.
Madrid: Imprenta de la Dirección General del Instituto Geográfica y Estadístico, 1886.

Page 23, 35, 40, 43.

3

The corresponding units of land area in Spain.

Locality Area
in square meters
Source
Coruña = 900 square varas 639.5841 1
= 625 square varas 444.1556 1
Lugo = 625 square Castillian varas 436.7107 1
Orense = 900 square Castillian varas 628.8635 1
Pontevedra ferrado de sembradura,
= 900 square varas
628.8635 1

1. Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico y Estadístico.
Equivalencias entre las Pesas y Medidas Usadas Antiguamente en las Diversas Provincias de España y las Legales del Sistema Métrico-Decimal.
Publicadas de Real Orden.
Madrid: Imprenta de la Dirección General del Instituto Geográfica y Estadístico, 1886.

Page 23, 35, 40, 43.

X

Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.

home | units index | search |  contact drawing of envelope |  contributors | 
help | privacy | terms of use