Uruguayan units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Uruguay to measure quantities. Metric system was optional in Uruguay since 1866, and has been compulsory since 1894.[1][2]

System before metric system

The older system was the Spanish (Castilian) system with some modification.[1][3]


One libra was equal to 1.014286 lb.[3]


One fanega was equal to 274 l (7.776 bushels).[3]


  1. Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. 1. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 14.
  2. 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.
  3. Clarke, F.W. (1891). Weights Measures and Money of All Nations. New York: D. Appleton & Company. p. 80.

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