This utility treats units of length from the very small up to kilometers and miles. The converters for longer lengths are distances and astronomical distances.
Only the more commonly encountered current and recent short units of length are included in the converter; obviously, there are thousands of others. Many of these can be identified in the charts on relationships between units of length in various systems. Links to some of these charts are given below. Every name in a chart should link to a page on that unit, but unfortunately it doesn't always because we still have a lot of work to do.
|Egypt (Ptolemaic)||Burma||Liege (France)||Laos||Ottoman||Switzerland|
|Ancient India||China (shì zhì)||India (Akbar)||Malta||Prussia||Turkey (1881)|
|Babylon||Egypt (20th c)||Japan (for cloth)||Mongolia||Sumeria|
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Last revised: 1 July 2011.