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[edit]

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. ^ a b 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.
  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.