In Bolivia, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, some local units of mass:

Department Town Mass
in kilograms
Potosi Arampampa this link goes to another website 17.02  
Sacaca 23 beans and chuño
(the freeze-dried potatoes
made by a natural process)
Uyuni 23 maize
Cochabamba Capinota


27 peanuts, barley
24.84 sweet potatoes
Cochabamba 16 grain
Cliza this link goes to another website 18.40 habas
16.56 flour, maize
23 tunta
Sacaba this link goes to another website 16.56 barley
23 chuño
18.40 quinoa
20.24 potatoes
Tarata 17.02 maize
Villa Viscarra 20 grain


In Bolivia, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, in the department of Cochabamba, various units of dry capacity, varying by locality. In Arani, 16.56 liters, used for grain. In Arque, 16 liters when used for maize and 20 liters for wheat.


In Bolivia, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, in the department of Potosi, two units of land area. In Uncía, Sacaca and Uyuni, 3,625 square meters. In Arampampa and Potosi, 3,622 square meters.

[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.

Pages 23, 24, 31 and 32. (Page numbering is not continuous.)

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