Seychellois units of measurement

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Several units of measurement were used in Seychelles to measure quantities like, for example, capacity. Metric system has been compulsory in Seychelles (and adopted since 1880).[1][2] Before metric adoption, old French, British and some additional units were used.

System before metric system

Units from old French and British systems, were used before metrication.


In addition to old French and British units, following units were used:

1 cash = 227.11 l

1 velt = 1/30 cash.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. 1. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 9. Retrieved 8 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>