In Spanish-speaking America, ? – 20th century, various units of liquid capacity, frequently equal to 5 botella. Stampa says it was in use for alcohol throughout New Spain, at 3½ to 5 liters.

Manuel Carrera Stampa.
The evolution of weights and measures in New Spain.
The Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 29, no. 1, pages 2 - 24 (February 1949).

Page 15.


3.80 liters (about 1.01 U.S. gallon)


Nationally, about 3.36 liters.¹ In the town of Loreto in the department of Beni, = 4 liters, for alcohol.² In the town of Villa Bella in the department of Beni, = 5 liters.²

1. Technical Factors..., 1972, page 103.

2. [Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.
Page 45. (Page numbering is not continuous.)


Les mesures de capacités ont pour unité le galon, qui équivaut à 3.854 centimètres cubes (3l,854).

André Bresson.
Bolivia. Sept Années d'Explorations, de Voyages et de Séjours dans L'Amérique Australe.
Paris: Challamel Ainé, Éditeur, 1886.
Page 617.

Chile A map showing the location of Chile.

4.54 liters (approximately 3.995 imperial quarts) (UN 1966)


approximately 3.7854 liters, that is, the same as the English wine gallon and the U.S. gallon. (UN 1966)

Dominican Republic

approximately 3.2401 liters. (UN 1966)

El Salvador and Colombia, 20th century

= 5 botella = 3.75 liters, a value that comes from government action increasing the botella to the international standard of 750 milliliters. (UN 1966)

Honduras, 20th century

approximately 3.456 liters = 5 botella. (UN 1966)


approximately 1 imperial gallon ( approximately 4.546 liter)

Venezuela A map showing the location of Venezuela.

3.5 liters (about 0.925 U.S. gallon)

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