Cuban units of measurement
Units after metrication
In 1920s too, other units from non-Metric Systems, old Spanish and American and local, were also used.
Several units were used to measure length. Legua was approximately equal to 2 2/3 in, which is substantially different from the value of a Legua in Spanish customary units and a League elsewhere, which varied from about 1,500 metres to 11,000 metres.
1 tercio = 72.22 kg.
Several units were used to measure area. As in 1920s, one caballeria Cubana was equal to 134,202 m2. Some of units which were used in 1920s too in addition to metric system, and which belonged to old Spanish, American, and local, are provided below:
1 Cordele = 1⁄324 Caballeria
1 Fanega = 1⁄12 Caballeria
Several units were used to measure area. As in 1920s, one bocoy was equal to 136.27 l. One barrile was equal to 1/6 bocoy. One arroba (liquid measure) was equal to 4.263 gallons.
- Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 5.
- Clark, W.J. (1898), Commercial Cuba, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, p. 246
- Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. p. 180. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.