Mauritian units of measurement

A number of units of measurement were used in Mauritius. The metric system was adopted in 1876, and has been compulsory in Mauritius since 1878.[1][2]

System before metric systemEdit

Systems including old French and British were used.


In addition to old French and British units, the following were used:

1 cash = 227.11 litre

1 velt = 130 cash.[1]


  1. ^ a b Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. 1. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. p. 9. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. pp. 7. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.