Units of measurement used in Czechia

A number of locally-specific **units of measurement** were used in the Czech lands to measure length, area, capacity and so on. In 1876, the metric system was made compulsory; however, local measurements and old Viennese measurements were still in use.^{[1]}^{[2]}

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Local units during the first half of the 20th century

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Length

1 *látro* was equal to 1.917 m.^{[1]}

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Bohemia

There were units specific to Bohemia.^{[1]}

1 *stopa* ( or *střevíc*) = 0.296 m^{[1]}^{[3]}

1 *sáh* = 1.778 m

1 *míle* = 7.003 km.

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Prague

In Prague, one *loket* was equal to 0.593 m.^{[1]} The *stopa* was equal to 0.2965 m.^{[3]}

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Moravia

As in Bohemia and Prague, there were specific local units used in Moravia.^{[1]}

1 *stopa* (or *střevíc*) = 0.284 m^{[1]}^{[3]}

1 *loket* = 0.594 m.

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Silesia

Similar to the other three parts of the country, local measurements were in use in Silesia.^{[1]}

1 *loket* = 0.579 m

1 *míle* = 6.483 km

1 *stopa* = 0.2895 m.^{[3]}

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Area

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Bohemia

In Bohemia, one *měřice* was equal to 1999 m^{2}.^{[1]} 1 *korec* (also known as the *strych* or the *míra*) was equal to 2878 m^{2}.^{[1]}^{[3]}

1 *jitro* = 2 korec

1 *lán* = 60 korec.

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Capacity

Several different units were used to measure capacity. One Moravian *měřice* was equal to 70.6 L.^{[1]}^{[3]} One *korec* (or one *strych*) was equal to 93.592 L.^{[1]}^{[3]}