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]

## Local units during the first half of the 20th century

### Length

1 látro was equal to 1.917 m.[1]

#### 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.

#### Prague

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

#### 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.

#### 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]

### Area

#### Bohemia

In Bohemia, one měřice was equal to 1999 m2.[1] 1 korec (also known as the strych or the míra) was equal to 2878 m2.[1][3]

1 jitro = 2 korec

1 lán = 60 korec.

### 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]

## References

1. Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 5.
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. Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.