# Czech units of measurement

A number of locally-specific **units of measurement** were used in the territory of what is now the Czech Republic to measure length, area, capacity and so on. In 1876, the metric system was made compulsory; however, local measurements and old Viennese measurements were still in use.^{[1]}^{[2]}

## Local units during the first half of the 20th century

### Length

1 *latro* was equal to 1.917 m.^{[1]}

#### Bohemia

There were units specific to Bohemia.^{[1]}

1 *stopa* (strevic) = 0.296 m^{[1]}^{[3]}

1 *sah* = 1.778 m

1 mile = 7.003 km.

#### Prague

In Prague, one *loket* was equal to 0.593 m.^{[1]} The *stopa* was equal to 0.2965 m.^{[3]}

#### Moravia

As in Bohemia and Prague, there were specific local units used in Moravia.^{[1]}

1 *stopa* (strevic) = 0.284 m^{[1]}^{[3]}

1 *loket* = 0.594 m.

#### Silesia

Similar to the other three parts of the country, local measurements were in use in Silesia.^{[1]}

1 *loket* = 0.579 m

1 mile = 6.483 km

1 *stopa* = 0.2895 m.^{[3]}

### Area

#### Bohemia

In Bohemia, one *merice* was equal to 1999 m^{2}.^{[1]} 1 *korec* (also known as the *strych* or the *mira*) was equal to 2878 m^{2}.^{[1]}^{[3]}

1 *jitro* = 2 korec

1 *lan* = 60 korec.

### Capacity

Several different units were used to measure capacity. One Moravian merice was equal to 70.6 l.^{[1]}^{[3]} One korec (or one strych) was equal to 93.592 l.^{[1]}^{[3]}

## References

- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Washburn, E.W. (1926).
*International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology*. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 5. - ↑ 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. - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Cardarelli, F. (2003).
*Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins*. London: Springer. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.