arroba in Bolivia

Nationally, the arroba was reported in the 1970's as a unit of dry capacity, about 30.46 liters.

Technical Factors..., 1972, page 103.

Units of capacity and units of land area

Department Town Liters Commodity Area in
square meters
Chuquisaca Azurduy, Camargo, H. Siles,
Monteagudo
13.5    
Villa Busch 12    
Zudáñez 15    
Padilla 13.5   50
Tarabuco  — 50
La Paz Coroico, Luribay, Pucarani, 
Quime, Sorata
12    
Apolo 15    
Inquisivi 11.5   3500
Palca 13.5    
Cochabamba Aiquile 13.5   3622
Mizque 26.40    
Arque 320
Arque, Capinota, Cliza, Cochabamba,
 Punata, Sacaba, Villa Viscarra
3622
Quillacollo 26 wine 3622.25
Totora 12 singanis, the Bolivian pisco  
Potosi Betanzos, Colquechaca,
Cotagaita, Uncía, Uyuni
13.5    
Arampampa, Puna 12    
Sacaca 50
Potosi, San Pedro 15.3    
Saca 13    
Tupiza 15    
Vilacaya 11.5    
Oruro Oruro, Poopó 12    
Challapata 12   50
Huanuni 12   32
Santa Cruz Lagunillas, Samipata, 
Valle Grande
12    
Quirusillas 15    
Tarija Concepción 15.4    
Entre Rios 13.5    
11.25 honey  
Padcaya 13.5   70
San Lorenzo 15    
Beni Baures 16    

[Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.

Page 9, 13, 19, 27, 34, 37, 41 and 45. (Page numbering is not continuous.)

Units of mass

Department Town Mass
in kilograms
Commodity
La Paz Coripata 14.72 coffee, cassava
Chulumani 11.5 walusa (an Andean variety of taro), cassava
13.8 coffee
Pacajes 11.34 potatoes, including chuño (freeze-dried potatoes)
Viacha 11.6 tubers, grains
Potosi Arampampa 17.02 grain
San Pedro 15 chuño
Oruro Huanuni 25.3 wheat
Sajama 11.6 chuño
Santa Cruz Charagua, Concepción, Guarayos, Lagunillas, Warnes 11.5 grain
Montero 21.5
Tarija Concepción 11.5 beans, garbanzos
Padcaya 11.5 grain
San Lorenzo 11.5 oca, grain
Cochabamba Arani 16.56 beans
23.00 chuño
Arque 13.80 chuño
Cliza 23.00 chuño
16.50 flour
18.50 green peas
14.00 beans
Punata 14.72 grain
23.00 chuño
Quillacollo 23.00 grain
Tarata 18.40 grain
Sacaba 23.00 chuño
19.32 corn flour
16.56 muku (salivated flour used to make a type of chicha)
Totora 57.50 grain

 

Values of the larger pre-metric Bolivian units of mass seem to have had a tendency to become multiples of the 11.5-kilogram arroba

11.5 kg arroba, piquera, cesto, chipa
23 kg andullo, chipa, costal, carguilla
34.5 kg pasaye
46 kg costal
57.5 kg carguilla, chipa
69 kg carga, chipa
80.5 kg carga
92 kg carga, cerrado, fanega, olla
103.5 kg   none known

[Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.

Pages 14, 21, 29, 35, 38, 42 and 44. (Page numbering is not continuous.)

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