Egypt
units of length
related to the dhira mamari, mid-20th century

               

farsakh

           

mil hâchmi

3

           

bâa

250

750

     

dhira ma'mari

4

1000

3000

     

qabd'a

6

24

6000

18,000

     

uçbú

4

24

96

24,000

72,000

 

habba shair

6

24

144

576

144,000

432,000

 

qirat barsum

6

36

144

864

3456

864,000

2,592,000

According to Bencheneb.

0.87

5.21

0.868
mm

5.21
mm

31.25
mm

125
mm

750
mm

3
m

750
m

2.25
km

Other units of length in use in Egypt at this time which were not whole number multiples or submultiples of the dhira mamari, include the:

 

buça (a local name
for the English inch)
25.4 mm
fitr 180 mm
shibr 225 mm
qadam (a local name
for the English foot)
304.8 mm
dhira baladi 580 mm
dhira handasa 650 mm
dhira stambúli 660 mm
qaçaba 3.55 m

Saâdeddine Bencheneb.
Mesures et poids actullement en usage en Egypte.
Bulletin des études arabes, vol. 12, pages 105-106 (Sept-Dec 1952.)

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