pipa

Various units of liquid capacity belonging to the pipe family of units.

1

[Portuguese] In Portugal, 17th – 19th centuries, a unit of capacity used for wine, 435.3 liters (about 115 U.S. gallons). link to a table showing Portuguese wine measures

It was metrified by a law increasing it to 500 liters at some point in the late 19th or early 20th centuries.

2

[Portuguese] In Brazil A map showing the location of Brazil., about 479.16 liters (about 126.6 U.S. gallons).

3

[Spanish] In Cadiz, Spain, at least as early as the 19th – 20th century, a unit of liquid capacity used for brandy and spirits, = 32 castilian cantaras, about 516.256 liters.

Nelkenbrecher (20th ed, 1890), page 188. But this value is slightly inconsistent from the one he gives for the cantara in Madrid on page 595.

4

[Spanish] A unit of capacity in parts of South America, at least as early as the 19th – 20th century.

Argentina

Buenos Aires, 456.026 liters; Entre Rios, 432.960 L; Santiago, 480 L.
By a resolution of the National Congress on 11 January 1820, clarifying a tax, the pipa contained 6 barriles. (1 pipa = 4 cuarterolas or 6 barriles). In Santiago, however, 1 pipa = 8 barriles. The barriles differed. chart symbol

Juan Alvarez, Temas..., pages 177-178.
Balbín, pages 203, 210.

Cuba

476.93 liters

Technical Factors..., 1972, page 132.

Dominican Republic

572.79 liters

Paraguay

581.6 liters.

United Nations, 1966.

3

[Swedish] In Sweden, a unit of liquid capacity, about 471.06 liters.  link to a chart showing relationships between Swedish units of liquid capacity

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