I am trying to figure out the meaning of "carreaux" in the following phrase, which is excerpted from an academic history text:

"L'habitation occupait cent-cinquante esclaves sur une superficie de 300 carreaux."

Thank you for any help or advice!

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I am trying to figure out the meaning of "carreaux" in the following phrase, which is excerpted from an academic history text:

"L'habitation occupait cent-cinquante esclaves sur une superficie de 300 carreaux."

Thank you for any help or advice!

http://perso.orange.fr/alain.bourreau/Alain/mesures/agraire1.htm

1 carreau de Montmorillon = 0,14 are

1 carreau de Charroux = 0,15 are

1 carreau de Civray = 2,32 ares

1 carreau de Niort = un parcelle de terre de 2 toises de côté.

http://www.ghcaraibe.org/bul/ghc083/p1645.html

carreau (Saintonge) : carré de côté égal à 12 pieds de Guyenne (144 pieds de Guyenne carrés).

50 m2 ( 6 carreaux, soit 300 m2. ici: http://www.yonne-89.net/vie_en_forterre.htm)

CARREAU : terme utilisé à St-Domingue, il valait 1 hectare

13 ( ici http://www.ghcaraibe.org/bul/ghc042/p0671.html)

1 carreau de Charroux = 0,15 are

1 carreau de Civray = 2,32 ares

1 carreau de Niort = un parcelle de terre de 2 toises de côté.

http://www.ghcaraibe.org/bul/ghc083/p1645.html

carreau (Saintonge) : carré de côté égal à 12 pieds de Guyenne (144 pieds de Guyenne carrés).

50 m2 ( 6 carreaux, soit 300 m2. ici: http://www.yonne-89.net/vie_en_forterre.htm)

CARREAU : terme utilisé à St-Domingue, il valait 1 hectare

13 ( ici http://www.ghcaraibe.org/bul/ghc042/p0671.html)

1. 100 meters or a little less on a side (100 steps).

2. 160 meters or so on a side (100 Roman paces of two steps each)

Which is correct?

The Carreau is a traditional unit of land area in Haiti equal to approximately 1.29 hectares (3.18 acres). The unit originated as the area of a square 100 pas (Haitian paces) on a side, with the pas being equal to 3.5 pieds (French feet). Foreigners are not allowed to own more than 1 carreau of urban land or 5 carreaux of rural land in Haiti.

- Land is measured in parts based on 100ths of a "kawo" for the purposes of buying and selling. A kawo (Carreau in french) equals @3.08 acres making 1/100 equal to @ 134sq. ft.

-In Haiti, 20th century, a unit of land area, approximately 1

In colonial times it is said to have been the area of a square 100

A square 350