|Physical quantity (s)||length|
|system||Anglo-American system of measurement|
|In SI units|
|Named after||English Furlong , "furrow length"|
|Derived from||Chain , Rod|
|See also: yard|
- 1 furlong = 10 chain = 40 rod = 220 yards = 660 feet (ft) = 7920 inches (in) = 201.168 meters
- 1 English Mile = 8 Furlong = 80 Chain = 320 Rod = 8000 Link
The old unit acre (4046.86 m²) corresponds to a strip-shaped field of 1 furlong × 0.1 furlong that a team of oxen could plow in about a day . The units morning and yoke , which are still alive in the rural population in Europe today, have similar dimensions .
The old Scottish furlong deviated from the Anglo-American measure and was about 25 meters taller. The length of this furlong was 226.7671 meters. The conversion factor can be set at 1.127.
- 1 mile (bulkhead) = 8 furlongs = 1,814.1368 meters
- Erna Padelt, Hansgeorg Laporte: Units and magnitudes of the natural sciences. Fachbuchverlag Leipzig, 1964, 1967, page 329.