pie [Spanish]

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

Values in use in the 20th century:

Spain = ¹⁄₃ vara, approximately 27.84 centimeters

United Nations 1966.

Argentina, Ecuador,
 and El Salvador
= 1 foot (30.48 centimeters)

United Nations 1966.

Costa Rica 41.8 centimeters, a synonym for the tercia.

[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.

Honduras approximately 27.8 centimeters

United Nations 1966.

Mexico approximately 27.936 centimeters = ¹⁄₃ of a vara,
synonym is tercia.

United Nations 1966.

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

Paraguay approximately 28.89 centimeters,
where it is also a measure of area.

United Nations 1966.


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