# 10 Interesting Facts about the Metric System

Facts about The Metric System talk about the units of metric system standardized in 1799. Today, it is used as the international measurement system. It was created in France. It is very beneficial for the people to adopt the similar measurement. Here are other facts about metric system.

## Facts about The Metric System 1: the system

The metric system was created based on two categories. Both are the unit of mass or the kilogram and a unit of length or the meter.

### Facts about The Metric System 2: changes

Over the times, you can see a lot of changes on the metric system. But the kilogram and the meter is still used as the most popular measurement in the world.

## Facts about The Metric System 3: the first unit

The first unit defined as a unit of mass is gram.  But the kilogram is picked as the standard unit of mass in the metric system. Do you know that a gram is measured at 1/1,000 of a kilogram?

### Facts about The Metric System 4: the standard unit of volume

The liter is adopted as the standard unit of volume. Based on the volume measurement, one liter is similar to 1,000 cubic centimeters.

## Facts about The Metric System 5: the system of 10

The system of 10 is very important in the metric system. The measurement is based on 10. When you want to convert one unit to other units, you just have to move the decimal point to the right or left.

### Facts about The Metric System 6: the example of conversion

Let me show an example of a metric system conversion. When you want to convert 1 millimeter to meter, you just have to move the decimal point. Then you will see that 1 millimeter is equal to 0.001 meter.

## Facts about The Metric System 7: resistance to the system

There were many countries which resisted the usage of metric system even though it was adopted in 1799. The countries which mandated the usage of metric system included Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium in 1820.

### Facts about The Metric System 8: the usage of metric system

In 1900s, the people in most Latin America and Europe began to use the metric system. There were some countries which signed the Treaty Meter in 1875 including United States. Most of them were the industrialized countries. Great Britain did not sign it at that time.

## Facts about the Metric System 9: International System of Units

International System of Units is also called SI. It is the modern metric system. Who developed it? The scientists all over the world. Find out facts about zero here.

### Facts about The Metric System 10: other measuring method

Actually there are many other measuring methods. One of them is the CGS system. It is based on the gram of mass and centimeter of length.

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