In France prior to adoption of the metric system, and in Haiti, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, 20th century, a unit of length, approximately 2.707 centimeters (about 1.066 inches).
In France under the Système Usuel, 1812-1840, the pouce = 1/36th meter, about 2.77... centimeters.
In Switzerland, 3 centimeters (about 1.181 inch). Also called a Zoll.
In Russia, = 1 inch.
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