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Metric Conversion And Use In Poland

In Poland, the metric system is used for weights and measures.

The system is common to most of the European Union with the United Kingdom being a notable exception. But even there knowledge of the system is common.

Converting is simple if you have your computer and are online. But while you are traveling, cooking or watching your weight, it can get confusing.

To one of the easiest things that you can do is print a simple chart that gives you some basic conversion factors. For example, you can see, and print, a simple chart at Convert Grams To Cups.

As a visitor to Poland, do not expect the Polish people to understand pounds, ounces and fluid ounces. So when buying something, if you are interested in something that is weight or volume dependent, be sure to make the conversion ahead of time, or have on hand some basic conversion factors that you can use.

For example, if you want to ship something, it is convenient to know that 1 kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.

And for volume, 1 ml is about .03 fluid oz.

And for distance, 1 kilometer is about .6 miles. ( So 100 kilometers per hour is 60 miles per hour)

This few numbers and the chart for cooking should be enough to get you through when you do not have access to your computer.

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