Paraguayan units of measurement
A number of units of measurement were used in Paraguay to measure quantities including length, mass, area, capacity, etc. Metric system had been optional since 1890, and adopted since 1899 in Paraguay.
System before metric system
Spanish system was used before metric system.
A number of units were used to measure length. According to legal equivalents, one vara (old) was 0.83856 m. One cuerda or One cordel was 83 1⁄3 vara or 69.88 m, according to legal equivalents. One vara was 0.866 m, according to legal equivalents. Some other units and their legal equivalents are given below:
1 piede = 1⁄3 vara
1 pouce = 1⁄36 vara
1 ligne = 1⁄432 vara
1 cuadra = 100 vara
1 lieue = 5000 vara.
1 once = 1⁄16 libra
1 arrobe = 25 libra
1 quintal = 100 libra
1 tonne = 2000 libra.
Several units were used to measure area. Some units and their legal equalents are given below:
1 lifio (old) = 4883.2 m2
Two main systems, dry and liquid, were used to measure capacity.
1 cuarto = 1⁄4 frasco
1 baril = 32 frasco
1 pipe = 192 frasco.
- 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.
- Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. pp. 160, 161. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.