Cambodian units of measurement
A number of units of measurement were used in Cambodia to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. Since 1914, the metric system is compulsory in Cambodia.^{[1]}^{[2]}
Contents
System before Metric System
Length
Several units were used to measure length. One muoi (aka. mot thuoc) was equal to 1 m.^{[3]} Some other units are given below:.^{[3]}
1 phyeam = 2 muoi
1 sen = 40 muoi
1 yoch = 16000 muoi.
Weight
Several units were used to measure mass. One muoi (mot dong can tay) was equal to 0.600 kg.^{[3]} Some other units are given below:^{[3]}
1 lin = 3/80 muoi
1 hun = 3/8 muoi
1 chin =15/4 muoi
1 tael = 75/2 muoi
1 neal = 600 muoi
1 pram roi (not can tay) = 1000 muoi
1 chong = 30000 muoi
1 hap (picul) = 600000 muoi.
Capacity
Several units were used to measure capacity. One sesep (vuong mot gia) was equal to 40 dm^{3}.^{[3]} Some other units are given below:^{[3]}
1 muoi (vuong mot ba tay) = 1/40 sesep
1 kantang = 3/16 sesep
1 tao = 3/8 sesep
1 thang = 3/4 sesep.
Metric System
Length
Metric system has been compulsory with the name muoi mètre for meter.^{[1]}
Mass
Metric system has been compulsory with the following names:^{[1]}
1 muoi gramme = 1 g
1 hocsep = 60 kg.
Capacity
Metric system has been compulsory with the following names:^{[1]}
1 muoi litre = 1 l
1 sêsep litre = 40 l.
References
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 8.
- ^ Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} ^{e} ^{f} Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. pp. 146, 147. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.