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 m2

1 joch = 4316 m2

1 meile2 = 6978 ha

Volume

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

1 eimer = 54.30 l

1 halbe = 1/64 eimer

1 itcze = 1/64 eimer

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. 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 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.
4. ^ a b c Clarke, F.W. (1891). Weights Measures and Money of All Nations. New York: D. Appleton & Company. p. 43.