# Estonian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Estonia to measure length, mass, area, capacity, etc.

## Units used during the first half of the 20th century

Several units were used in Estonia. These units were Russian and local units.^{[1]}

## Length

Several units were used in Estonia to measure length. One archine (Russian) was equal to 0.7112 m.^{[1]}^{[2]}

1 elle(Kuunar) = 0.75 archine

1 Foute = 7/3 archine^{[2]}

1 faden = 3 archine.

## Mass

A number of units were used in Estonia to measure mass. One pfund was equal to 430 g (0.430 kg).^{[1]} Some other units are provided below:^{[1]}^{[2]}

1 quent = 1/128 pfund

1 loth = 1/32 pfund

1 liespfund = 20 pfund

1 centner = 120 pfund

1 tonne = 240 pfund

1 schiffspfund = 400 pfund.

## Area

Several units were used in Estonia to measure area.

### Reval (now Tallinn)

Some of Reval units are given below:^{[1]}^{[2]}

1 lofstelle = 1855 m^{2}

1 tonnland = 5462.7 m^{2}.

### Livonian

Some of the Livonian units are given below:^{[1]}^{[2]}

1 lofstelle = 3710 m^{2} (accuracy is up to 3 digits)

1 tonnaland = 5194 m^{2}.

### Capacity

A number of units were used to measure capacity. 1 hulmit was equal to 11.48 l.^{[1]}^{[2]}

#### Reval

One lof(Reval) was equal to 3 hulmit.^{[1]}^{[2]}

#### Livonian

One lof(Livonian) was equal to 6 hulmit.^{[1]} One tonne(Livonian) was equal to 12 hulmit.^{[1]}^{[2]}

## References

- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Washburn, E.W. (1926).
*International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology*. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 6. - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Cardarelli, F. (2003).
*Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins*. London: Springer. pp. 117, 119. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.