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# soc.culture.thai General FAQSection - G.6) Units of measurement

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```                    THAI UNITS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
-----++++O++++-----
_____________________________________________________________________________
|         Approximately equal to:
MEASURE OF LENGTH:             |
|       British      |      Metric
|--------------------|---------------------
1 kabiet                       |      3/16 inch     |    5 millimeters
4 kabiet  =   1 nieu           |      3/4 inch      |    2 centimeters
12 nieu   =   1 keub           |     10 inches      |   25 centimeters
2 keub    =   1 sawk           |  1 ft. 7 1/2 ins.  |   50 centimeters
4 sawk    =   1 wah            |  6 ft. 6 1/4 ins.  |    2 meters
20 wah    =   1 sen            |      44 yards      |   40 meters
400 sen   =   1 yote           |      10 miles      |   16 kilometers
__________________________________|____________________|_____________________
|                    |
MEASURE OF SURFACE:            |       British      |      Metric
|--------------------|---------------------
1  sq. wah                     |   4.78  sq.yards   |     4 sq. meters
100 sq. wah = 1 ngan           |   478   sq. yards  |   400 sq. meters
4 ngan      = 1 rai(1 sq.sen)  |   2/5 acre         |  1,600 sq. meters
__________________________________|____________________|_____________________
|                    |
MEASURE OF CAPACITY:           |      British       |       Metric
|--------------------|---------------------
1 standard tanan               |                    |     1 litre
20 standard tanan=1 standard sat  |                    |    20 litres
50 standard sat = 1 standard ban  |                    |  1,000 litres
2 standard ban=1 standard kwien   |                    |  2,000 litres
__________________________________|____________________|_____________________
|                    |
PADDY AND RICE MEASURE:       |      British       |       Metric
|--------------------|---------------------
1 coyan = 16 pikuls paddy       |   2,133 1/3 lbs.   |   968 kilograms
1 coyan = 22 pikuls cargo rice  |     1.31 tons      |  1,330 kilograms
1 kwien = 23 pikuls white rice  |     1.37 tons      |  1,391 kilograms
The rice miller's kwien is:-    |                    |
82 baskets of 40 lbs. each      |                    |
= 24 pikuls             |     1.46 tons      |  1,488 kilograms
__________________________________|____________________|_____________________
|                    |
WEIGHT:               |      British       |        Metric
|--------------------|---------------------
1 baht (tical)                  |   1/2 oz.(AVDP)    |     15 grams
4 baht = 1 tamlung              | 2 1/10 oz. (AVDP)  |     60 grams
20 tamlung = 1 chang (kati)     | 2 5/8 lbs. (AVDP)  |     1.2 kilograms
50 chang   = 1 hap (pikul)      | 133 1/3 lbs.(AVDP) |     60 kilograms
__________________________________|____________________|_____________________

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