perche [French]

1

In Mauritius and the Seychelles, 20th century (UN 1966), a unit of length, approximately 6.497 meters, descended from the French arpent commun.

2

In Mauritius, ? – present, a unit of land area, 4221 square meters.

3

In France, various important premetric units of length, and corresponding units of area, used in measuring land. See arpent.

Arpent
on which this perche is based
Contains this many
pied de roi
perche as a
unit of length,
in meters
perche as a
unit of area,
in sq. meters
arpent d'ordonnance 22 7.146466 51.072
arpent de Paris 18 5.847109 34.187
arpent commun 20 6.496788 42.208
journal de Bourgogne 3.085974 9.523
ditto, evaluated in pied de Bourgogne 3.146400 9.900

4

In Switzerland, 3 meters (about 3.28 yards).

5

In Belgium, 6.50 meters (about 7.11 yards).

6

In Canada, a unit of length = 231.822 inches, about 5.888 meters.

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