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Local information 6: Units of measurement

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Units of measurement

The metric system is used in Taiwan. Speed limits, highway markers, and speedometer information are given in kilometers.

  • Distance/lenght
    • Centimeter (公分)
    • Meter (公尺 or 米)
    • Kilometer (公里)
  • Volume
    • Liter (公升)
  • Weight
    • Gram (公克)
    • Kilogram (公斤)
    • In produce markets, Taiwanese weighing units are also used. One tai jin or simply jin (台斤 or 斤) is equivalent to 600g. In Taiwanese/Hokkien, this unit is called kin.

Clothing sizes may be scaled to suit East Asians; therefore, always try the clothing on before purchasing it.