Sardinia
pre-metric units of length

In Cagliari

   

canna

 

palmo

12

quarta

4

48

65.59
mm

262.350
mm

3.14820
m

After 1845, the name canna was given to a length of 3 meters, and the palmo became 25 centimeters.

For measuring land and distances. Note that the trabucco and canna are the same length.

       

miglio sardo

       

trabucco

800

     

piede

6

4800

   

palmo

2

12

9600

 

oncia

12

24

144

15,200

punto

12

144

288

1728

1,382,400

1.821875
mm

21.86
mm

262.35
mm

524.7
mm

3.14820
m

2.51856
km

The miglio sardo traditionally was the distance a traveler could go in an hour, about 4 kilometers on foot, and 6 kilometers on horseback.

Before 1823 in roadwork the miglio roman antico was used, about 1.481481 kilometers, and after 1823 the miglio italiano, 1.851851 kilometers.

In Sassari

   

canna

 

palmo

10

quarta

4

40

65.59
mm

262.350
mm

2.62350
m

The units for measurement of land area and itinerant distances were the same as those of Cagliari.

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