Romania
pre-metric units of capacity

See also Romanian units of mass and length.

Romania adopted the metric system by the laws of 15 September 1864 and 18 February 1875, making it compulsory after 1 January 1881. The government and large institutions were early adopters, but the old units continued to be used in small retail transactions for some years afterward.

Wallachia

Dry Capacity
   

kiba

 

banite

20

oca

20

400

2.4170 mL

34 L

679 L

Liquid Capacity
 

vadra

   

oca

10

 

litra

4

40

dram

100

400

4000

3.8 mL

380 mL

1.520 L

15.2 L

A unit called the ciocane = 4 liter??

Moldavia

Dry Capacity
   

kiba

     

mertza

2

   

dimirlii

10

20

 

oca

10

100

200

litra

4

?

?

?

425 mL

1.7 L

21.5 L

215 L

430 L

Liquid Capacity
 

vadra

   

oca

10

 

litra

4

40

dram

100

400

4000

3.22 mL

322 mL

1.288 L

12.880 L

Dobrogea

Dry Capacity
       

kiba

     

banitza

8

   

oca

10

80

 

litra

4

40

320

dram

100

400

4000

32,000

1.16 mL

115.5 mL

4.65 L

465 L

3700 L

In Dobrogea, liquids were measured by weight, not volume.

Annuaire-almanach du commerce, de l'industrie, de la magistrature et de l'administration, etc., of 1887 (Paris: Firmin-Didot frères), page 2714-2715.

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