# Hungarian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Hungary to measure length, area, volume, etc. Metric system has been adopted in Hungary since 1874 and has been compulsory since 1876.^{[1]}^{[2]}

## Unit before the metric system

The system before the metric system was the old Vienna system.^{[1]}

### Length

Several units were used to measure length. Some units are given below:^{[1]}^{[3]}

1 mertföld = 8.3536 km

1 meile = 8.3536 km

1 marok = 0.10536 m

1 faust = 0.10536 m.

One arsin was equal to 23.01084 in and one stab was equal to 5.18565 ft.^{[4]}

### Mass

One oka was equal from 2.78 to 3.082 lb.^{[4]}

### Area

Several units were used to measure area. Some units are given below:^{[1]}^{[3]}

1 hold = 4316 m^{2}

1 joch = 4316 m^{2}

1 meile^{2} = 6978 ha

### Volume

A number of units were used to measure volume. Some units are given below:^{[1]}^{[3]}

1 akó (eimer) = 54.30 l

1 halbe = 1/64 akó

1 itcze = 1/64 akó

1 metzen = 62.53 l

1 ako = 62.53 l.

One fass was equal to 52.545 gallons.^{[4]} The value of eimer was varied from 15.03 (in Upper Hungary) to 19.37 (in Lower Hungary).

## References

- 1 2 3 4 5 Washburn, E.W. (1926).
*International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology*. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 8. - ↑ 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 Cardarelli, F. (2003).
*Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins*. London: Springer. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1. - 1 2 3 Clarke, F.W. (1891).
*Weights Measures and Money of All Nations*. New York: D. Appleton & Company. p. 43.