See also cargo and carga de papa.

The carga, at least in its original form, belongs to the charge family of units.


In Catalonia, a unit of mass, about 124.8 kilograms. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

In Aragon, 15ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, about 151.56 kilograms. chart symbol


In various South American countries, units of mass, 20ᵗʰ century:


The carga for mules and liviana (translation? small horses?), 12 to 14 arrobas. The carga for carts, 150 to 160 arrobas.

[Juan Alvarez, quoting Balbín]


See carga in Bolivia.


= 2 saco de café = 125 kilograms, approximately 275.58 pounds av.

United Nations, 1966.

Technical Factors..., 1972, page 134.

Costa Rica

161 kilograms, approximately 354.9 pounds av., according to the 1966 UN report. A government report of 1885 says the carga for the export of coffee = 12 arrobas and is 115.015 kilograms.

[Costa Rica. Ministerio de formento.]
Medidas y pesas del sistema métrico, y tablas de equivalencia con las antiguas.
San José de Costa Rica: Imprenta nacional, 1885.

Page 63.

El Salvador

UN (1966) says 200 pounds av., approximately 90.72 kilograms. Technical Factors... (1972, page 155) says = 2 quintales = 92.0 kg, and that it is used for yuca and yams.


140 kilograms (about 308.6 pounds av.) But see definition 2 below.¹


= 200 libras of coffee.¹

92 kilograms, approximately 202.8 pounds av.²

the load a mule can carry, = 8 arrobas ≈ 90 kilograms.³

a wagonload, no more than 900 kilograms.³

In Boaco, the carga de maiz = 2 quintales, while in Madriz and Jinotega it is used for firewood.⁴

1. Carlos Mantica.
El Habla Nicaragüense. Estudio Morfológico y Semántico.
Editorial Universitaria Centroamericana, 1973.
Page 73.

2. United Nations, 1966.

3. Cristina Maria van der Gulden.
Vocabulario Nicaragüense.
Managua: Editorial UCA, 1995.

Page 70, citing Alfonso Valle Candia's Diccionario, page 61.

4. Heberto José Linarte Cardoza.
Uso de la Ley de Metrología en Nicaragua.
Paper presented at III Congreso Nacional de Educación, UNAN-Managua, 2012.

Venezuela opens map showing location

(for coffee, sugar, and vegetables) 22 – 345 kilograms, approximately 48.5 – 761 pounds av.¹ But see definition 3 below.

1. United Nations, 1966.


In Mexico, 20ᵗʰ century, the carga is also a unit of dry capacity, approximately 181.63 liters (about 5.15 U.S. bushels).

United Nations, 1966.


In Venezuela, 20ᵗʰ century, the carga is also a unit of land area, = 1 hectare.

United Nations, 1966.


In Spain, a unit of capacity, 222 liters (about 6.3 U.S. bushels).

In Barcelona, a unit of liquid capacity, varying by province. See charts: chart symbol

In Majorca, a unit of liquid capacity, about 107 liters. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system


In Bolivia, various units of land area. See carga in Bolivia.

X A map showing the location of Venezuela.

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