Mauritian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Mauritius. The metric system was adopted in 1876, and has been compulsory in Mauritius since 1878.[1][2]

System before metric system

Systems including old French and British were used.


In addition to old French and British units, the following were used:

1 cash = 227.11 litre

1 velt = 1/30 cash.[1]


  1. 1 2 Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. 1. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. p. 9. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  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.
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