In the Cape Verde Islands, 20th century, a unit of liquid capacity, approximately 2.45 liters.

United Nations, 1966.


In Cuba, 20th century, a unit of capacity, approximately 2.1751 liters.

United Nations, 1966.


In Paraguay, 20th century, a unit of liquid capacity, approximately 3.029 liters.

United Nations, 1966.


In Argentina, a unit of liquid capacity, 2.375 liters (about 2.51 U.S. liquid quarts).

In Buenos Aires, a standard of 1822 made the frasco 2.319 liters, and one of 1833 made it 2.379 liters. A decree of 18 December 1835 made the frasco 170⅝ cubic pulgadas.

Province Size of frasco
in liters
Buenos Aires 2.375
Santa Fe na
Entre Rios 2.255
Corrientes 2.604
Córdoba 2.501
Santiago 2.40
Tucumán 2.375
Salta* 2.50
Catamarca 2.604
La Rioja 2.50
Jujuy 2.222
Mendoza 2.235
San Juan na

* An ordinance of the city of Salta on 21 July 1879 declared the frasco to be 2.375137 liters.

Juan Alvarez.
Temas de Historia Económica Argentina.
Buenos Aires: El Ateneo, 1929.

Pages 153-154, 178.


In Bolivia, ? – 20th century, in the town of Yotala in the department of Chuquisaca, a unit of liquid capacity, = 3.25 liters.

[Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.

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