Introduction of the decimal metric system, 1790-1837

Documentary heritage submitted by France and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2005.

Items relating to the introduction of the decimal metric system, 1790-1837. 

The decimal metric system, on which today’s international measurement system is based, originated in Revolutionary France before spreading across national borders and achieving universal acceptance virtually everywhere and in practically every field.

  • Year of submission: 2005
  • Year of inscription: 2005
  • Country: France
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