Peruvian units of measurement
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Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peruvian_units_of_measurementA 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.^{[1]}^{[2]}
System before metric system
Units from Spanish Castillian were used.^{[1]}
Length
One vara was equal to 0.835 98 m.^{[1]} One pie was equal to 0.278 66 m.^{[2]}
Mass
Several units were used to measure mass. One libra was equal to 0.460 09 kg.^{[1]}^{[2]} Some other units are given below:
1 arroba = 25 libra
1 quintal = 100 libra
1 fanega = 140 libra.^{[1]}^{[2]}^{[3]}
Area
One topo was equal to 2706 m^{2}.^{[1]} One fanegada was equal to 6459.6 m^{2}.^{[1]}
References
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} ^{e} ^{f} ^{g} Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. 1. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 10. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. p. 163. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.
- ^ Clarke, F.W. (1891). Weights Measures and Money of All Nations. New York: D. Appleton & Company. p. 59.
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