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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.^{[1]}^{[2]}

To measure length several units were used. Legally, one vara is equal to 0.836 m.^{[1]} Some of the units and their legal values as follows:^{[1]}^{[4]}

Mainly two systems, dry and liquid, were used to measure capacity in Chile.

Dry

One almud was equal to 8.083 l.^{[1]}^{[4]} 12 almud were equal to one fanega.^{[1]}^{[4]}

Liquid

One cuartillo was equal to 1.111 l.^{[1]} 32 cuartillo were equal to one arroba.^{[1]}^{[4]}

References

^ ^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}^{e}^{f}^{g}^{h}^{i}Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 4.

^Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. p. 7. ISBN978-1-4471-1122-1.

^Clarke, F.W. (1891). Weights Measures and Money of All Nations. New York: D. Appleton & Company. p. 23.

^ ^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}^{e}Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. pp. 162, 163. ISBN978-1-4471-1122-1.