Latvian units of measurement

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A number of units of measurements were used in Latvia to measure length, mass, area, etc. Russian and local measures were used since 1845, and former system before those, was those of Holland.[1]

System before metric system

A number of units were used in Russian and local systems.

Length

Units included:

1 elle = 0.537 m

1 quartier = 1/4 elle

1 meile = 7 verste (Russian) = 7.468 km.[1][2]

Mass

One pfund was equal to 0.419 kg.[1]

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Area

One kapp was equal to 148.64 2.[1][2] Some other units included:

1 pourvete = 25 kapp

1 loofstelle = 25 kapp

1 tonnstelle = 35 kapp.[1][2]

Volume

One faden was equal to 4.077 m3.[1]

Capacity

One stoof was equal to 1.2752 l.[1][2] Some other units included:

1 kanne = 2 stoof

1 kulmet = 9 stoof

1 anker = 30 stoof

1 poure = 54 stoof

1 loof = 54 stoof

1 tonne = 108 stoof.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 9. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. pp. 119, 120. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1. 
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