Chile of Today: Its Commerce, Its Production and Its Resources. National Yearly Publication of Reference (1907-1908)

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Tribune Association, 1907 - Chile - 525 pages
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Page 188 - Deciliter (y^ liter) equals 6.1022 cubic inches. Liter equals 0.908 quart. Decaliter (10 liters) equals 9.08 quarts. Hectoliter (100 liters) equals 2.838 bushels. Kiloliter (1,000 liters) equals 1.308 cubic yards. Metric liquid measures.
Page 188 - Decigram (-fa gram) equals 1.5432 grains. Gram equals 15.432 grains. Decagram (10 grams) equals 0.3527 ounce. Hectogram (100 grams) equals 3.5274 ounces. Kilogram (1,000 grams) equals 2.2046 pounds. Myriagram (10,000 grams) equals 22.046 pounds. Quintal (100,000 grams) equals 220.46 pounds. Millier or tonnea — ton (1,000,000 grams) equals 2,204.6 pounds. Metric dry measures. Milliliter (y^Vtf liter) equals 0.061 cubic inch. Centiliter (yJ-B liter) equals 0.6102 cubic inch. Deciliter (^ liter) equals...
Page 188 - ... meter) equals 3.937 inches. Meter equals 39.37 inches. Decameter (10 meters) equals 393.7 inches. Hectometer (100 meters) equals 328 feet 1 inch. Kilometer (1,000 meters) equals 0.62137 mile (3,280 feet 10 inches.) Myriameter (10,000 meters) equals 6.2137 miles. Metric surface measures: Centare (1 square meter) equals 1,550 square inches. Are (100 square meters) equals 119.6 square yards. Hectare (10,000 square meters) equals 2.471 acre.
Page 188 - Decimeter (1/10 meter) equals 3.937 inches. Meter equals 39.37 inches. Decameter (10 meters) equals 393.7 inches. Hectometer (100 meters) equals 328 feet 1 inch. Kilometer (1,000 meters) equals 0.62137 mile (3,280 feet 10 inches). Myriameter (10,000 meters) equals 6.2137 miles. METRIC SURFACE MEASURE.
Page 188 - ... Decaliter (10 liters) equals 9.08 quarts. Hectoliter (100 liters) equals 2.838 bushels. Kiloliter (1,000 liters) equals 1.308 cubic yards. METRIC LIQUID MEASURE.
Page 188 - Decameter (10 meters) equals 393.7 inches. Hectometer (100 meters) equals 328 feet 1 inch. Kilometer (1,000 meters) equals 0.62137 mile (3,280 feet 10 inches). Myriameter (10,000 meters) equals 6.2137 miles. METRIC SURFACE MEASURE. Centare (1 square meter) equals 1,550 square inches. Are (100 square meters) equals 119.6 square yards. Hectare (10,000 square meters) equals 2.471 acres. The metric system has been adopted by the following-named American countries: Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil,...
Page 153 - ... southern district, are perhaps the most valuable. The author has an enthusiasm for and belief in Chile which are entirely laudable, but at times he is somewhat careless and too optimistic. Thus he quotes Mr. Ortuzal as follows : " the great gold washings cover the country from south to north. . . . What an immense field is open to the intelligent and skilful employment of capital ! The mind is lost in contemplating its enormity.
Page 192 - ... may be imported and exported free of duty. CUSTOMS TARIFF. The majority of articles imported into Chile pay a duty of 25 per cent on a valuation fixed by the Chilean Government, which values are from time to time revised and changed in accordance with the market value of the merchandise. A permanent committee, consisting of the President of the Custom House, the Chief Appraiser, and a number of merchants appointed by the President of the Republic for the purpose, has charge of the revision of...
Page 63 - Chile ; the peculiar shape of the country, which is a long, narrow strip, hemmed in between the snowy Andes and the sea, causes the temperature...
Page 139 - Chilean miners are beginning to work their silver mines again. It must be borne in mind that a large part of the silver...

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