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Chronology of European Union Metrication:

European Union (EU)

153 FRA France

153 FRA France

FRA Time Zone +1 France Paris
Metric System Creation / Adoption: 1795; see MetricPioneer.com/France for more detail
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1840
United Nations Member: 24 Oct 1945
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

151 PRT Portugal

151 PRT Portugal

PRT Time Zone -1 and 0 Portugal Lisboa
Metric System Adoption: 1814* and 1852; see MetricPioneer.com/Brasil for more detail
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1872
United Nations Member: 14 Dec 1955
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

163 BEL Belgium

163 BEL Belgium

BEL Time Zone +1 Belgique (French) België (Dutch) Belgien (German) (Belgium) Bruxelles (French) Brussel (Dutch) (Brussels)
Metric System Adoption: 1816
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1820
Compulsory Metric Legislation: 1855
United Nations Member: 27 Dec 1945
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

164 NLD Netherlands

164 NLD Netherlands

NLD Time Zone +1 Nederland (Netherlands) Amsterdam
Metric System Adoption: 1816
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1820
United Nations Member: 10 Dec 1945
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

165 LUX Luxembourg

165 LUX Luxembourg

LUX Time Zone +1 Luxembourg Lëtzebuerg
Metric System Adoption: 1816
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1820
United Nations Member: 24 Oct 1945
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

128 GRC Greece

128 GRC Greece

GRC Time Zone +2 Ελλάδα Ellada (Greece) Αθήνα (Athens)
Metric System Adoption: 1836
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1959
United Nations Member: 25 Oct 1945
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

150 ESP Spain

150 ESP Spain

ESP Time Zone +1 España (Spain) Madrid
Metric System Adoption: 1849
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1871
Compulsory Metric Legislation: 1917
United Nations Member: 14 Dec 1955
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

158 ITA Italy

158 ITA Italy

ITA Time Zone +1 Italia (Italy) Roma (Rome)
Metric System Adoption: 1861
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1863
United Nations Member: 14 Dec 1955
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

133 ROU Romania

133 ROU Romania

ROU Time Zone +2 România (Romania) București (Bucharest)
Metric System Adoption: 1864
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1884
United Nations Member: 14 Dec 1955
Member of European Union

162 DEU Germany

162 DEU Germany

DEU Time Zone +1 Germany Deutschland Berlin
Metric System Adoption: 1871; see MetricPioneer.com/Germany for more detail
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1872
United Nations Member: 18 Sep 1973
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

168 CZE Czechia

168 CZE Czechia

CZE Time Zone +1 Česko (Czechia) (Czech Republic) Praha (Prague)
Metric System Adoption: 1871
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1876
United Nations Member: 19 Jan 1993
Member of European Union

169 SVK Slovakia

169 SVK Slovakia

SVK Time Zone +1 Slovensko (Slovakia) Bratislava
Metric System Adoption: 1871
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1876
United Nations Member: 19 Jan 1993
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

161 AUT Austria

161 AUT Austria

AUT Time Zone +1 Österreich (Austria) Wien (Vienna)
Metric System Adoption: 1871
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1876
United Nations Member: 14 Dec 1955
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

142 SVN Slovenia

142 SVN Slovenia

SVN Time Zone +1 Slovenija (Slovenia) Ljubljana
Metric System Adoption: 1871
United Nations Member: 22 May 1992 (Formerly Part of Yugoslavia)
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

141 HRV Croatia

141 HRV Croatia

HRV Time Zone +1 Hrvatska (Croatia) Zagreb
Metric System Adoption: 1871
United Nations Member: 22 May 1992 (Formerly Part of Yugoslavia)
Member of European Union

167 HUN Hungary

167 HUN Hungary

HUN Time Zone +1 Magyarország (Hungary) Budapest
Metric System Adoption: 1874
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1876
United Nations Member: 14 Dec 1955
Member of European Union

177 SWE Sweden

177 SWE Sweden

SWE Time Zone +1 Sverige (Sweden) Stockholm
Metric System Adoption: 1878
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1889
United Nations Member: 19 Nov 1946
Member of European Union

175 FIN Finland

175 FIN Finland

FIN Time Zone +2 Suomi (Finland) Helsinki
Metric System Adoption: 1886 *
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1892 *
United Nations Member: 14 Dec 1955
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR
* Metric versus English Page 22

132 BGR Bulgaria

132 BGR Bulgaria

BGR Time Zone +2 България (Bulgaria) София (Sofia)
Metric System Adoption: 1888
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1892
United Nations Member: 14 Dec 1955
Member of European Union

185 IRL Ireland

185 IRL Ireland

IRL Time Zone 0 Éire (Ireland) Dublin
Metric System Adoption: 1897
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1968-69
Northern Ireland: Incomplete
United Nations Member: 14 Dec 1955
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR
frommers.com/destinations/northern-ireland/696508
Visiting Northern Ireland: A Checklist
There is no marked land border. You don’t need a separate visa or your passport when visiting from the Republic.
Road signs are in miles, not kilometers. Signs around the border usually show both, but the switchover can be confusing.

181 DNK Denmark

181 DNK Denmark

DNK Time Zone +1 Danmark (Denmark) København (Copenhagen)
Metric System Adoption: 1907
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1912
United Nations Member: 24 Oct 1945
Member of European Union

155 MLT Malta

155 MLT Malta

MLT Time Zone +1 Malta Valletta
Metric System Adoption: 1910
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1921
United Nations Member: 1 Dec 1964
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

166 POL Poland

166 POL Poland

POL Time Zone +1 Polska (Poland) Warszawa (Warsaw)
Metric System Adoption: 1919
United Nations Member: 24 Oct 1945
Member of European Union

173 LVA Latvia

173 LVA Latvia

LVA Time Zone +2 Latvija (Latvia) Rīga (Riga)
Metric System Adoption: 1919 *
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1926 *
United Nations Member: 17 Sep 1991
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR
* Metric versus English Page 24

172 LTU Lithuania

172 LTU Lithuania

LTU Time Zone +2 Lietuva (Lithuania) Vilnius
Metric System Adoption: 1920
United Nations Member: 17 Sep 1991
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

174 EST Estonia

174 EST Estonia

EST Time Zone +2 Eesti (Estonia) Tallinn
Metric System Adoption: 1922
Compulsory Metric Implementation: 1929
United Nations Member: 17 Sep 1991
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

131 CYP Cyprus

131 CYP Cyprus

CYP Time Zone +2 Κύπρος (Greek) Kıbrıs (Turkish) (Cyprus) Λευκωσία (Greek) Lefkoşa (Turkish) (Nicosia)
International System Adoption: 1972-74
United Nations Member: 20 Sep 1960
Member of European Union and Eurozone; Currency: Euro (€) EUR

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