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Obsolete Serbian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Serbia to measure length, weight, etc. Metrication was carried out in 1873 in Serbia.

Greek units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Greece to measure length, mass, area, and capacity. In Greece, the metric system has been used since 1836 and was made compulsory in 1922.

Indonesian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Indonesia to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. Metric system adopted in 1923 and has been compulsory in Indonesia since 1938.

Taiwanese units of measurement

Taiwanese units of measurement (Chinese: 臺制, Taiwanese Hokkien: Tâi-chè, Hakka: Thòi-chṳ, Mandarin: Táizhì) are the customary and traditional units of measure used in Taiwan. The Taiwanese units forme

Haitian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Haiti to measure length, area, volume, etc. Since 1921, Metric system has been compulsory in Haiti.

Somali units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Somalia to measure length, mass, area, capacity, etc. Metric system adopted in 1950, and has been compulsory since 1972 in Somalia.

Colombian units of measurement

A variety of units of measurement were used in Colombia to measure quantities like length, mass and area. In Colombia, International Metric System has adopted since 1853, and has been compulsory since

Puerto Rican units of measurement

Several units of measurements are used in Puerto Rico. The units of measure in use in Puerto Rico are based on the United States customary units with two major exceptions: roadway distance signs are m

Swedish units of measurement

In Sweden, a common system for weights and measures was introduced by law in 1665. Before that, there were a number of local variants. The system was slightly revised in 1735. In 1855, a decimal refor

Malagasy units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Madagascar to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. The Metric system was introduced in Madagascar in 1897.

Algerian units of measurement

This is a list of Algerian units of measurement that were used before 1843 for things like length, mass and capacity. After that, Algeria adopted the French system of units (i.e., the metric system).

Afghan units of measurement

A variety of units of measurement have been used in Afghanistan to measure length, mass and capacity. Those units were similar to Iranian, Arabian and Indian units. In 1924, Afghanistan adopted the me

Guinean units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Guinea to measure length, mass, etc. Since 1910, the metric system has been compulsory in Guinea.

Argentine units of measurement

A number of different units of measurement were used in Argentina as its national system was derived from Spanish Castillian. The metric system was legally optional since 1863 and has been compulsory

Belgian units of measurement

Before it adopted the metric system in 1816, the area that now constitutes Belgium used a number of units of measurement to measure different types of quantities including length, mass, and area. Sinc

Venezuelan units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Venezuela to measure quantities like length, mass, etc. Metric system was optional in Venezuela since 1857, and has been compulsory since 1914.

Chilean units of measurement

A number of different units of measurement were used in Chile to measure quantities like length, mass, area, capacity, etc. From 1848, the metric system has been compulsory in Chile.

Seychellois units of measurement

Several units of measurement were used in Seychelles to measure quantities like, for example, capacity. The metric system has been compulsory in Seychelles (and adopted since 1880). Before metric adop

Persian units of measurement

An official system of weights and measures was established in the ancient Persian Empire under the Achaemenid dynasty (550-350 BCE). The shekel and mina ("profane" or "sacred") were units of both weig

Obsolete Finnish units of measurement

The obsolete Finnish units of measurement consist mostly of a variety of units traditionally used in Finland that are similar to those that were traditionally used in other countries and are still use

Tanzanian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement have been used in Tanzania to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. The metric system was adopted in Tanzania from 1967 to 1969.

Dutch units of measurement

The Dutch units of measurement used today are those of the metric system. Before the 19th century, a wide variety of different weights and measures were used by the various Dutch towns and provinces.

Tunisian units of measurement

A number of different units of measurement were used in Tunisia to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. In Tunisia, Metric System is compulsory since 1895.

Uruguayan units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Uruguay to measure quantities. Metric system was optional in Uruguay since 1866, and has been compulsory since 1894.

Swiss units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Switzerland to measure length, mass, etc. Metric system was optional in 1868, and has been compulsory since 1877.

Cypriot units of measurement

A number of different units of measurement were historically used in Cyprus to measure quantities like length, mass, area and capacity. Before the Metric system, the Imperial system was used. In betwe

Italian units of measurement

A variety of units of measurement were used in the various independent Italian states and Italian dependencies of foreign empires up to the unification of Italy in the 19th century. The units to measu

Spanish customary units

There are a number of Spanish units of measurement of length or area that are virtually obsolete due to metrication. They include the vara, the cordel, the league and the labour. The units of area use

Eritrean units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Eritrea to measure length, mass, capacity, etc.

Vietnamese units of measurement

Vietnamese units of measurement (Vietnamese: hệ đo lường Việt Nam) are the largely decimal units of measurement traditionally used in Vietnam until metrication. The base unit of length is the thước (c

Maltese units of measurement

In modern usage, metric is used almost exclusively in commercial transactions. These units are mostly historical, although they are still used in some limited contexts and in Maltese idioms and set ph

Obsolete Tatar units of measurement

A native system of weights and measures was used by Tatars until 1924, but became obsolete when the Soviet Union adopted the metric system. The Tatar system shares many units with the Russian system (

Norwegian units of measurement

As in the case of the Danes the Norwegians' earliest standards of measure can be derived from their ship burials. The 60-Norwegian-feet-long Kvalsund ship (18.8 m; 61.8 ft) was built ca. 700 AD and di

Japanese units of measurement

Traditional Japanese units of measurement or the shakkanhō (尺貫法, "shaku–kan system") is the traditional system of measurement used by the people of the Japanese archipelago. It is largely based on the

Mexican units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Mexico to measure length, mass, area, capacity, etc. The Metric system was optional from 1857, and has been compulsory since 1896.

Scottish units

Scottish or Scots units of measurement are the weights and measures peculiar to Scotland which were nominally replaced by English units in 1685 but continued to be used in unofficial contexts until at

South African units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in South Africa to measure quantities like length, mass, capacity, etc. The Imperial system of measurements was made standard in 1922 and the metric system w

Myanmar units of measurement

The traditional Burmese units of measurement were a system of measurement used in Myanmar (also known as Burma). According to the 2010 CIA Factbook, Myanmar is one of three countries that have not ado

Omani units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Oman.

Welsh units

Welsh units of measurement are those in use in Wales between the Sub-Roman period (prior to which the Britons used Roman units) and the 13th-century Edwardian conquest (after which English units were

Estonian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Estonia to measure length, mass, area, capacity, etc.

Costa Rican units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Costa Rica to measure measurements in length, mass, area, capacity, etc. In Costa Rica, metric system has been adopted since 1910, and has been compulsory

Cambodian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement have been used in Cambodia to measure length, mass, volume, etc. The metric system has been compulsory there since 1914.

Hong Kong units of measurement

Hong Kong has three main systems of units of measurement in current use:
* The Chinese units of measurement of the Qing Empire (no longer in widespread use in mainland China);
* British Imperial uni

Obsolete Russian units of measurement

A native system of weights and measures was used in Imperial Russia and after the Russian Revolution, but it was abandoned after 21 July 1925, when the Soviet Union adopted the metric system, per the

Old Cornish units of measurement

The old Cornish units of measurement were used in the 1700s and based on English measurements in their name and rough size, although had slight difference in their values.

Egyptian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Egypt to measure length, mass, area, capacity, etc. In Egypt, the metric system was made optional in 1873 and has been compulsory in government use since

Paraguayan units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Paraguay to measure quantities including length, mass, area, capacity, etc. Metric system had been optional since 1890, and adopted since 1899 in Paraguay

Danish units of measurement

The Danes started with a system of units based on a Greek pous ("foot") of 308.4 millimetres (1.012 ft) which they picked up through trade in the late Bronze Age/early Iron Age. Some early standards o

Portuguese customary units

Portuguese customary units were used in Portugal, Brazil and other parts of the Portuguese Empire until the adoption of the metric system in the 19th century. The various systems of weights and measur

Honduran units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Honduras for length, mass, volume etc. In Honduras, the metric system was adopted in 1910, and has been compulsory since 1912, under a joint convention be

Chinese units of measurement

Chinese units of measurement, known in Chinese as the shìzhì ("market system"), are the traditional units of measurement of the Han Chinese. Although Chinese numerals have been decimal (base-10) since

Imperial and US customary measurement systems

The imperial and US customary measurement systems are both derived from an earlier English system of measurement which in turn can be traced back to Ancient Roman units of measurement, and Carolingian

Units of measurement in France

France has a unique history of units of measurement due to its radical decision to invent and adopt the metric system after the French Revolution. In the Ancien régime and until 1795, France used a sy

Cuban units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Cuba to measure quantities like mass, area, and capacity. In Cuba, Metric system has been compulsory since 1858.

Sri Lankan units of measurement

A number of different units of measurement were used in Sri Lanka to measure quantities like length, mass and capacity from very ancient times. Under the British Empire, imperial units became the offi

Syrian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Syria to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. The metric system was adopted in 1935 in Syria.

Ottoman units of measurement

The list of traditional Turkish units of measurement, a.k.a. Ottoman units of measurement, is given below.

Mauritian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Mauritius. The metric system was adopted in 1876, and has been compulsory in Mauritius since 1878.

Czech units of measurement

A number of locally-specific units of measurement were used in the Czech lands to measure length, area, capacity and so on. In 1876, the metric system was made compulsory; however, local measurements

Mongolian units

Mongolian units are the traditional units of measurement of the Mongolian people.

Peruvian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Peru to measure length, mass, area, etc. The Metric system adopted in 1862 and has been compulsory since 1869 in Peru.

English units

English units are the units of measurement used in England up to 1826 (when they were replaced by Imperial units), which evolved as a combination of the Anglo-Saxon and Roman systems of units. Various

Singaporean units of measurement

Several units of measurement were historically used in Singapore to measure length, mass, and volume. During 1968–1970, the metric system was adopted in Singapore. The metric system is used for most o

Libyan units of measurement

A number of different units of measurement were used in Libya to measure length, mass, area, etc. Metric system adopted in Libya in 1927.

Ethiopian units of measurement

A number of different units of measurement have been used in Ethiopia. The values of most of these units are not well defined. In 1963, Ethiopia adopted the metric system.

Hungarian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Hungary to measure length, area, volume, and so on. The metric system was adopted in Hungary in 1874 and has been compulsory since 1876.

Nicaraguan units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Nicaragua to measure measurements in mass, area, volume, etc. In Nicaragua, the metric system was adopted in 1910, and has been compulsory since 1912, by

Korean units of measurement

Korean units of measurement, called cheokgwan-beop (척관법; 尺貫法) or cheokgeun-beop (척근법; 尺斤法) in Korean, is the traditional system of measurement used by the people of the Korean peninsula. It is largely

Bolivian units of measurement

A number of different units of measurement were used in Bolivia to measure, for example, mass. Older system was basically derived from Spain. In Bolivia, International Metric system was legally option

Hindu units of time

Hindu units of time are described in Hindu texts ranging from microseconds to trillions of years, including cycles of cosmic time that repeat general events in Hindu cosmology. Time (kāla) is describe

Thai units of measurement

Thailand adopted the metric system on 17 December 1923. However, old Thai units are still in common use, especially for measurements of land. Before metrication, the traditional system of measurement

Romanian units of measurement

The measures of the old Romanian system varied greatly not only between the three Romanian states (Wallachia, Moldavia, Transylvania), but sometimes also inside the same country. The origin of some of

Moroccan units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Morocco to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. Metric system has been compulsory in Morocco since 1923.

Icelandic units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Iceland to measure length, mass, area, capacity, etc. Since 1907, the metric system has been compulsory in Iceland.

Latvian units of measurement

A number of units of measurements were used in Latvia to measure length, mass, area, and so on. Russian and local measures were used since 1845, and the former system before those, was that of the Net

Historical Polish units of measurement

The traditional Polish units of measurement included two uniform yet distinct systems of weights and measures, as well as a number of related systems borrowed from neighbouring states. The first attem

Slovak units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Slovakia to measure length, capacity, etc. Since 1876, under Czechoslovakia, Metric system has been compulsory.(Local measures and Old Vienna (v. Austria)

Obsolete German units of measurement

The obsolete units of measurement of German-speaking countries consist of a variety of units, with varying local standard definitions. Some of these units are still used in everyday speech and even in

Philippine units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in the Philippines to measure various quantities including mass, area, and capacity. The metric system has been compulsory in the country since 1860, during

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