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Exotic length units

Exotic length units

Converter from exotic length units to meters
Timur2016-04-10 20:59:06

Quite often you can find some exotic length units in historical or classical works.
For example, "stade", used in the ancient world, or "it's 5 leagues till Paris"
I always wanted to estimate and understand - how much is it in meters.
So here is the calculator to convert to and from meters.
The main advantage is that it uses the data from the handbook Exotic length units.

That is, if you add a new entry (for that you need a name of a length unit and it's length in meters) it will appear in the result table at once.

The result table consists of five columns. Name of unit is the first column. The unit value in meters is shown in the second column of the table. Value obtained by converting the given amount as amount of this unit to meters is shown in the third column. Value obtained by converting the given amount as amount of meters to units (opposite to the previous column) is shown in the fourth column.

The handbook, of course, should not be abused. Also, there are individual calculators for the standard measurement system.
Imperial to Metric and Metric to Imperial measures of length converter

Conversion between metric units of length and old Russian system of measures units of length

so don't add yards and feet to the handbook. But, you surely may add "Li" which are famous for the proverb "A journey of a thousand li starts beneath one's feet"

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