pie [Spanish]

A unit of length in Spanish-speaking countries (literally, “foot”).

Locality Period Equivalents Sources
Spain 20ᵗʰ c = ¹⁄₃ vara, approximately 27.84 centimeters UN
15ᵗʰ c Aragon, 25.63 cm chart symbol  
Argentina, Ecuador, and El Salvador 20ᵗʰ c = 1 foot (30.48 centimeters) UN
Costa Rica 19ᵗʰ c = 41.8 centimeters, a synonym for the tercia. CR
Honduras 20ᵗʰ c approximately 27.8 centimeters UN
Mexico 20ᵗʰ c approximately 27.936 centimeters = ¹⁄₃ of a vara, synonym is tercia. UN
19ᵗʰ c   GR
Paraguay 20ᵗʰ c approximately 28.89 centimeters, where it is also a measure of area. UN

Key to sources

CR [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.

GR Galván Riviera, 1844. Excerpt in Spanish with English translation.

UN United Nations, 1966.

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