# Syrian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Syria to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. Metric system adopted in 1935 in Syria.^{[1]}

## System before metric system

A number of units were used.

### Length

One pic was equal to 0.582 m.^{[2]}^{[3]}

### Mass

A number of units were used to measure mass. One rottolo was equal to 1.785 kg.^{[2]}^{[3]} Some other units were given below:

1 drachme = 1/600 rottolo

1 pesi = 1/600 rottolo

1 metecali = 1/400 rottolo

1 mitcal = 1/400 rottolo

1 once = 1/60 rottolo

1 zurbo = 27.5 rottolo

1 cola = 35 rottolo

1 cantar = 100 rottolo.^{[2]}^{[3]}

### Capacity

Several units were used to measure capacity. One rotl was equal to 3.2 l.^{[2]}^{[3]} Some other units are given below:

1 makuk = 250 rotl

1 garava = 450 rotl.^{[2]}^{[3]}

## References

- ↑ 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 Washburn, E.W. (1926).
*International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology*.**1**. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 12. - 1 2 3 4 5 Cardarelli, F. (2003).
*Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins*. London: Springer. p. 138. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.

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