Spain
pre-metric units of dry capacity

Most of the metric equivalents have been taken from Martini (1883) and reflect values in the mid-19th century. Terms in maroon are in Catalan.

By the standard of Castile:

             

cahiz

         

fanega

12

       

cuartilla

4

48

   

almud or celemin

3

12

144

   

medio

2

6

24

288

 

cuartillo

2

4

12

48

576

racíon or ochavo

4

8

16

48

192

2304

ochavillo

4

16

32

64

192

768

9216

72.27
mL

289
mL

1.16
L

2.31
L

4.63
L

13.87
L

55.5
L

666
L

Altés (1832) says 1 fanega = 54.800000 L, standard of Avila.

In Alicante

     

cahiz

   

barchilla

12

 

celemine

4

48

cuarteron

4

16

192

1.047
L

4.187
L

16.750
L

201.000
L

Altés (1832) says 1 barchilla = 20.102235 L and 1 cahiz = 241.226820 L.

In Aragón:

     

cahiz

   

fanega

8

 

cuartal

3

24

celemin or almud

4

12

96

1.868
L

7.473
L

22.42
L

179.36
L

Altés (1832) says that in Saragossa 1 fanega = 22.550200 L and 1 cahiz = 180.401600 L..

In the Balearic Islands

 

cuartera (quartera)

   

barcella

6

 

almud

6

36

Palma

1.954

11.724

70.344

Mahon

2.07 L

12.40 L

74.41 L

Salt in Palma
 

lastre

modin

932.254 L

1398.382 L

In Barcelona

 

       

salma or tonelada (tona)

       

carga

1 3/5

 

cuartera (quartera)

4

 

cortan (quartà)

12

30

48

picotin (picotí)

4

48

120

192

mesureta

4

16

192

480

768

362
mL

1.448
L

5.793
L

69.518
L

173.795
L

278.072
L

Altés (1832) says 1 quartera = 71.000000 L.

In Bilbao

 

fanega

celemin

12

4.74 L

56.92 L

Altés (1832) saysthat in Bilbao 1 fanega = 56.995698 L.

In Cadiz and Jerez

         

lastre (of salt)

         

cahiz

4

       

fanega

12

48

   

almud or celemin

12

144

576

 

medio

2

24

288

1152

cuartillo

2

4

48

576

2304

racion

4

8

16

192

2304

9216

284
mL

1.136
L

2.273
L

4.545
L

54.544
L

654.53
L

2618.11
L

Altés (1832) says in Cadiz 1 fanega = 55.331590 L.

In Galicia

     

fanega

ferrado

4

 

cuartillo

24

96

in A Coruña, for grain

673 mL

16.15 L

64.60 L

in A Coruña, for maize and beans (ferrado colmados, etc.)

870

20.87

83.48

in Ferrol

770

18.5

74.00

In A Coruña, 24 cuartillos colmados = 31 cuartillos.

In Lugo
     

fanega

   

ferrado

6

celemin

2

12

cuartillo

4

8

48

-
mL

-
L

-
L

-
L

in Pontevedra
 

ferrado

conca

12

in Ourense
 

ferrado

copelo

24

In Grenada

       

fanega

     

cuartilla

4

   

celemin

3

12

 

cuartillo

4

12

48

ochavillo

4

16

48

192

284.90
mL

1.140
L

4.558
L

13.675
L

54.70
L

In Malaga

     

fanega

 

celemin

12

cuartillo

4

48

racion

4

16

192

281
mL

1.124
L

4.495
L

53.940
L

Altés (1832) says that in Malaga 1 fanega = 54.684437 L.

In Pamplona

 

robo

almud

16

1.758 L

28.13 L

In San Sebastian

 

fanega

chilla

64

864.06 mL

55.30 L

Altés (1832) says that in San Sebastian 1 fanega = 59.191396 L.

In Santander

         

cahiz

       

fanega

12

     

cuartilla

4

48

   

celemin

3

12

144

 

cuartillo

4

12

48

576

ochavillo

4

16

48

192

2304

285.625
mL

1.143
L

4.570
L

13.710
L

54.840
L

658.080
L

Altés (1832) says that in Santander 1 fanega = 54.730662 L.

In Seville

     

fanega

   

cuartilla

4

 

celemine

3

12

cuartillo

4

12

48

1.140
L

4.556
L

13.675
L

54.700
L

Altés (1832) says in Seville 1 fanega = 54.268410 L

In Tarragona

     

salma or tonelada

     

carga

1 3/5

   

cántara

4

 

cortan

12

30

48

picotin

4

48

120

192

492
mL

5.90
L

70.8
L

177.00
L

283.2
L

In Valencia

     

cahiz

   

barchilla

12

celemine or almuda

4

48

cuarteron or cuartilla

4

16

192

1.298
L

5.194
L

20.775
L

249.300
L

Altés (1832) says in Valencia 1 barchilla = 16.918431 L and the cahiz = 203.021172 L.

 

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