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```Chapter:
68A
Gazette Number Version Date
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ORDER
30/06/1997
Empowering section
(Cap 68, section 7)
[1 June 1990]
(Originally L.N. 170 of 1990)
Paragraph:
1
30/06/1997
Citation
This order may be cited as the Weights and Measures Order.
(Enacted 1990)
Paragraph:
2
30/06/1997
Declaration of equivalents of units of measurement
The units of measurement listed in any column in the Schedule are declared to be the equivalents of any unit of
measurement set out opposite thereto in any other column.
(Enacted 1990)
Schedule:
30/06/1997
SCHEDULE
[paragraph 2]
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES CONVERSION TABLE
1.
Measurement of Length (see note 2)
(a)
Metric Units and Symbols
1 kilometre
1 metre
1 centimetre
1 millimetre
(b)
Imperial Units and Symbols
1 mile
1 chain
1 yard
1 foot
1 inch
(c)
= 1760 yards
= 22 yards
yd = 1/22 chain
ft = 1/3 yard
in = 1/36 yard
Chinese Units
1 chek
1 tsun
1 fan
2.
km = 1000 metres
m
cm = 0.01 metre
mm = 0.001 metre
Imperial Units
Chinese Units
= 0.621371 mile
= 3.28084 feet
= 0.393701 inch
= 0.0393701 inch
= 2691.97 cheks
= 2.69197 cheks
= 2.69197 fans
= 0.269197 fan
Metric Units
Chinese Units
= 1.609344 kilometres exactly
= 20.1168 metres exactly
= 0.9144 metre exactly
= 30.48 centimetres exactly
= 25.4 millimetres exactly
Metric Units
= 0.1 chek
= 0.1 tsun
= 4332.31 cheks
= 54.1538 cheks
= 2.46154 cheks
= 8.20513 tsuns
= 6.83761 fans
Imperial Units
= 0.371475 metre
= 3.71475 centimetres
= 3.71475 millimetres
= 1.21875 feet
= 1.46250 inches
= 0.146250 inch
Measurement of Area (see note 3)
(a)
Metric Units and Symbols
1 hectare
ha
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=1 00 ares
Imperial Units
= 2.47105 acres
1
1 are
a
= 100 square metres
1 square metre
m2
1 square decimetre dm2
= 0.01 square metre
1 square centimetre cm2
= 0.01 square decimetre
1 square millimetre mm2 = 0.01 square centimetre
(b)
Imperial Units and Symbols
1 square mile
1 acre
1 square yard
1 square foot
1 square inch
3.
Metric Units
= 640 acres
= 4840 square yards
= 258.999 hectares
= 40.4686 ares
= 0.836127 square metre
= 0.0929030 square metre
= 6.4516 square centimetres exactly
yd2
ft2 = 1/9 square yard
in2 = 1/144 square foot
Measurement of Volume (see note 4)
(a)
Metric Units and Symbols
(b)
Imperial Units
3
1 cubic metre
1 cubic decimetre
1 cubic centimetre
1 litre
4.
= 119.599 square yards
= 10.7639 square feet
= 15.5000 square inches
= 0.155000 square inch
= 0.00155000 square inch
m
dm3 = 0.001 cubic metre
cm3 = 0.001 cubic decimetre
L = 1 cubic decimetre
= 1.30795 cubic yards
= 0.0353147 cubic foot
= 0.0610237 cubic inch
= 61.0237 cubic inches
Imperial Units and Symbols
Metric Units
1 cubic yard
1 cubic foot
yd3
ft3 = 1/27 cubic yard
1 cubic inch
in3 = 1/1728 cubic foot
= 0.764555 cubic metre
= 28.3168 cubic decimetres or
litres
= 16.3871 cubic centimetres
Measurement of Capacity
(a)
Metric Units and Symbols
Imperial Units
1 cubic metre
1 hectolitre
1 litre
m3 = 1000 litres
hL = 100 litres
L
= 219.969 gallons
= 21.9969 gallons
= 35.1951 fluid ounces
= 1.75975 pints
1 millilitre
mL = 0.001 litre
= 0.0351951 fluid ounce
(b)
Imperial Units and Symbols
1 gallon
1 quart
1 pint
pt = 1/2 quart
1 gill
1 fluid ounce
(c)
gal = 160 fluid ounces
qt = 1/4 gallon
= 1/4 pint
fl oz = 1/20 pint
US Units
1 gallon
1 liquid quart
1 liquid pint
Metric Units
= 4.54609 litres
= 1.13652 litres
= 0.568261 litre
= 142.065 millilitres
= 28.4131 millilitres
Metric Units
= 128 fluid ounces
= 1/4 gallon
= 1/2 liquid quart
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= 3.78541 litres
= 0.946353 litre
= 0.473176 litre
US Units
= 264.172 gallons
= 26.4172 gallons
= 33.8140 fluid ounces
= 2.11338 liquid pints
= 1.81617 dry pints
=0.0338140 fluid ounce
US Units
= 1.20095 gallons
= 1.20095 liquid quarts
= 1.03206 dry quarts
= 1.20095 liquid pints
= 1.03206 dry pints
= 1.20095 gills
= 0.960760 fluid ounce
Imperial Units
= 0.832674 gallon
= 0.832674 quart
= 0.832674 pint
2
1 gill
1 fluid ounce
1 dry quart
1 dry pint
5.
= 1/4 liquid pint
= 1/16 liquid pint
= 0.118294 litre
= 29.5735 millilitres
= 1.10122 litres
= 0.550610 litre
= 1/2 dry quart
= 0.832674 gill
= 1.04084 fluid ounces
= 0.968939 quart
= 0.968939 pint
Measurement of Mass or Weight (see note 5)
(a)
Metric Units and Symbols
1 tonne
t = 1000 kilograms
1 kilogram
kg
1 gram
g = 0.001 kilogram
1 metric carat CM = 0.2 gram
1 gram
g
(b)
= 0.984207 ton
= 2.20462 pounds
= 0.0352740 ounce
= 3.08647 grains
= 0.0321507
ounce troy
Imperial Units and Symbols
1 ton
1 hundredweight
1 quarter
1 stone
1 pound
1 ounce
1 dram
1 grain
1 ounce troy
(c)
Imperial Units
Metric Units
= 16.5347 piculs
= 1.65347 catties
= 0.0264555 tael
= 0.0529110 mace
= 2.67173
candareen troy
Chinese Units
US Units
= 1.10231 short tons
= 2.20462 pounds
= 0.0352740 ounce
= 3.08647 grains
= 0.0321507
ounce troy
US Units
= 2240 pounds
cwt = 112 pounds
= 1.01605 tonnes
= 50.8023 kilograms
= 16.8000 piculs
= 84.0000 catties
qr = 28 pounds
= 14 pounds
lb = 16 ounces
= 256 drams
= 7000 grains
oz = 1/16 pound
dr = 1/256 pound
gr = 1/7000 pound
oz tr = 12/175 pound
= 12.7006 kilograms
= 6.35029 kilograms
= 0.45359237
kilograms exactly
= 21.0000 catties
= 10.5000 catties
= 0.750000 catty
= 1.12 short tons exactly
= 1.12 short
hundredweights
exactly
= 1 quarter
= 1 stone
= 1 pound
= 28.3495 grams
= 1.77185 grams
= 0.0647989 gram
= 31.1035 grams
= 0.750000 tael
= 0.468750 mace
= 0.171429 candareen
= 0.831000 tael troy
= 1 ounce
= 1 dram
= 1 grain
= 1 ounce troy
Chinese Units
1 picul
1 catty
1 tael
1 mace
1 candareen
1 tael troy
1 mace troy
1 candareen troy
Chinese Units
= 100 catties
Metric Units
= 60.4790 kilograms
= 0.60478982 kilogram
= 1/16 catty
= 37.7994 grams
= 1/160 catty
= 3.77994 grams
= 1/1600 catty
= 377.994 milligrams
= 37.429 grams
= 1/10 tael troy = 3742.9 milligrams
= 1/10 mace troy = 374.29 milligrams
(d)
1 short ton
1 short hundredweight
US Units
= 2000 pounds
= 0.05 short ton
Imperial Units
US Units
= 133.333 pounds
= 21.3333 ounces
= 1.33333 ounces
= 2.13333 drams
= 5.83333 grains
= 1.20337 ounces troy
= 0.120337 ounce troy
= 0.0120337 ounce troy
= 133.333 pounds
= 21.3333 ounces
= 1.33333 ounces
= 2.13333 drams
= 5.83333 grains
= 1.20337 ounces troy
= 0.120337 ounce troy
= 0.0120337 ounce troy
Metric Units
= 0.907185 tonne
= 45.3592 kilograms
Imperial Units
= 0.892857 ton
= 0.892857 hundredweight
Notes
1.
"US" means United States.
2.
In item 1, US units of length are the same as those in the Imperial system.
3.
In item 2, US units of area are the same as those in the Imperial system.
4.
In item 3, US units of volume are the same as those in the Imperial system.
5.
In item 5, except short ton and short hundredweight, US units of mass or weight are the same as those in the
Imperial system.
(Enacted 1990)
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