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Cambodian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Cambodia to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. Since 1914, metric system was compulsory in Cambodia.[1][2]

System before Metric System

Length

Several units were used to measure length. One muoi (aka. mot thuoc) was equal to 1 m.[3] Some other units are given below:.[3]

1 phyeam = 2 muoi

1 sen = 40 muoi

1 yoch = 16000 muoi.

Weight

Several units were used to measure mass. One muoi (mot dong can tay) was equal to 0.600 kg.[3] Some other units are given below:[3]

1 lin = 3/80 muoi

1 hun = 3/8 muoi

1 chin =15/4 muoi

1 tael = 75/2 muoi

1 neal = 600 muoi

1 pram roi (not can tay) = 1000 muoi

1 chong = 30000 muoi

1 hap (picul) = 600000 muoi.

Capacity

Several units were used to measure capacity. One sesep (vuong mot gia) was equal to 40 dm3.[3] Some other units are given below:[3]

1 muoi (vuong mot ba tay) = 1/40 sesep

1 kantang = 3/16 sesep

1 tao = 3/8 sesep

1 thang = 3/4 sesep.

Metric System

Length

Metric system has been compulsory with the name muoi mètre for meter.[1]

Mass

Metric system has been compulsory with the following names:[1]

1 pram rôi = 1 kg

1 muoi gramme = 1 g

1 hocsep = 60 kg.

Capacity

Metric system has been compulsory with the following names:[1]

1 muoi litre = 1 l

1 sêsep litre = 40 l.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 8. 
  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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. pp. 146,147. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.