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English: The metre was originally defined in 1791 as being 1/10,000,000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator through Paris, making the kilometer 1/10,000 of this distance.[1]
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Author US Government; adapted by User:Martinvl

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  1. NPL's Beginner's Guide to Length. National Physical Laboratory (2010-08-18). Retrieved on 12 June 2015.

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current18:31, 20 January 2015Thumbnail for version as of 18:31, 20 January 2015596 × 599 (316 KB)Martinvl (talk | contribs)Tried to make "10000 km" visible by grouping everything prior to saving original file
17:58, 20 January 2015Thumbnail for version as of 17:58, 20 January 2015596 × 599 (316 KB)Martinvl (talk | contribs)Another attempt to make the text "10000 km" visible.
17:54, 20 January 2015Thumbnail for version as of 17:54, 20 January 2015596 × 599 (316 KB)Martinvl (talk | contribs)Made the text "10000 km" visible (Again!)
14:43, 30 December 2014Thumbnail for version as of 14:43, 30 December 2014596 × 599 (318 KB)Martinvl (talk | contribs)Another attempt to upload changes
14:06, 30 December 2014Thumbnail for version as of 14:06, 30 December 2014596 × 599 (313 KB)Martinvl (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 20:49, 22 October 2012 - upload of new file lost the text "!10,000 km"
22:45, 29 December 2014Thumbnail for version as of 22:45, 29 December 2014596 × 599 (318 KB)Martinvl (talk | contribs)Location of Paris added. Arrow-heads sharpened up. Text "10,000 km" aligned with curve.
20:49, 22 October 2012Thumbnail for version as of 20:49, 22 October 2012596 × 599 (313 KB)Martinvl (talk | contribs)User created page with UploadWizard
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