In St. Croix when it was part of the Danish Virgin Islands, 1733 – 1917, a unit of land area, a parcel 2000 fod by 3000 fod, = 6,000,000 square fod, about 59.2 hectares or 146.21 statute acres. The Danish West India and Guinea Company had the entire island surveyed and platted into parcels of this size, suitable for sugar cane plantations.
The eighteenth-century invention of a measure in the Caribbean: the Danish acre of St Croix.
Journal of Historical Geography, vol 18, no. 2, pages 158-173 (1992).
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