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Old Yesterday, 02:18 AM
 
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Every country in the world (including the USA in a limited scope) uses the metric system. But, of course, other systems of measurement preceded metrication. But to what extent are traditional units employed in different countries around the world? I assume that traditional units are still used in some informal fashion throughout the world, varying by country according to their history and how recently they went metric.
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Old Yesterday, 02:58 AM
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Every country in the world (including the USA in a limited scope) uses the metric system. But, of course, other systems of measurement preceded metrication. But to what extent are traditional units employed in different countries around the world? I assume that traditional units are still used in some informal fashion throughout the world, varying by country according to their history and how recently they went metric.
The Anglosphere countries tend to use more of a mixture of the British Imperial System and French Metric System.

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The system of imperial units or the imperial system (also known as British Imperial or Exchequer Standards of 1825) is the system of units first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824, which was later refined and reduced. The Imperial units replaced the Winchester Standards, which were in effect from 1588 to 1825

Imperial units - Wikipedia

Winchester measure - Wikipedia

English units - Wikipedia
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The Metric system originally based on the mètre des Archives and the kilogramme des Archives introduced by the French First Republic in 1799,but over the years the definitions of the metre and the kilogram have been refined, and the metric system has been extended to incorporate many more units.

Metric system - Wikipedia

Units of measurement in France - Wikipedia

Units of measurement in France before the French Revolution - Wikipedia


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Old Today, 03:14 AM
 
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distances are offically measured in km in ireland but informally miles are used , it would be rare for an average person to say dublin is 250 km from cork etc

land area is quoted in acres but occasionally in hectares in a formal sense , both are understood however

a persons height is quoted in feet and inches , never in metres or cm so we are imperial in this sense

in terms of weight , we use imperial though a dog or a horse or a cow would be described in kg ,unlike mainland europeans , we say someone is 12 stone 6 pounds etc ,a baby was born weighing 8 pounds etc , unlike americans , we never refer to a person as weighing 200 pounds , that makes someone sound like they weigh the same as a very small car !

weather , we are metric , no farenheitt here

to conclude , we use a mish mash of metric and imperial
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Old Today, 04:25 AM
 
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Interesting topic!
Here is a list and info:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...of_measurement

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrication

Metrication in other countries
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