sinquena [Spanish]

In the Spanish province of Tarragona this link goes to a new page, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity for oil, about 20.65 liters.¹ Also spelled cinquena.

Alsina et al say (page 79) the cinquena = 5 quartans, and that it was 20.10 liters in the city of Tarragona this link goes to a new page and 20.75 L in Reus this link goes to a new page. The relation between the two cities is best seen in this satellite image this link goes to a new page.

1. Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico y Estadístico.
Equivalencias entre las Pesas y Medidas Usadas Antiguamente en las Diversas Provincias de España y las Legales del Sistema Métrico-Decimal.
Publicadas de Real Orden.
Madrid: Imprenta de la Dirección General del Instituto Geográfica y Estadístico, 1886.
Page 49.

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