In Sweden, a unit of length, after 1855 exactly 29.6906 centimeters (about 11.689 inches). This magnitude was very similar to the value since the 17th century, about 29.6892 cm.
In Norway, a unit of length, about 31.57 centimeters (about 12.35 inches). Other sources say 31.38 cm.
In the early 21st century, long after metrication, the fot has continued to be used in measurements of the length of boats.
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