In Switzerland, a unit of length, 60 centimeters (about 23.62 inches).


In Austria, a unit of length. Article 4 of the law¹ establishing the metric system in Austria specified that the Elle was equivalent to 77.7558 centimeters.

1. Gesetz of 23 July 1871, R.G.B 1872, No. 16. The law is reproduced in
Georg Thaa.
Das Mass- und Gewichtwesen und der Richdienst in Österreich.
Volume 13 of Taschenausgabe de österreichischen Gesetze.
Vienna: Munz'sche k. u. k. Hof- Verlags- und Universitats-Buchhandlung, 1900.


In Prussia, a unit of length, by the law of 16 May 1816, about 666.9 centimeters. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

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