# Syrian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Syria to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. The Metric system was adopted in 1935 in Syria.[1]

## System before metric system

A number of units were used.

### Mass

A number of units were used to measure mass. One rottolo was equal to 1.785 kg.[2][3] Some other units were given below:

1 drachme = ^{1}⁄_{600} rottolo

1 pesi = ^{1}⁄_{600} rottolo

1 metecali = ^{1}⁄_{400} rottolo

1 mitcal = ^{1}⁄_{400} rottolo

1 once = ^{1}⁄_{60} rottolo

1 zurbo = 27 ^{1}⁄_{2} rottolo

1 cola = 35 rottolo

## References

- Cardarelli, F. (2003).
*Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins*. London: Springer. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1. - Washburn, E.W. (1926).
*International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology*.**1**. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 12. - Cardarelli, F. (2003).
*Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins*. London: Springer. p. 138. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.

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