Category: Units of area

Lessa (unit)
A lessa was a customary unit of area used in the Indian state of Manipur and neighbouring regions. After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete.
A toise (French pronunciation: ​[twaz]; symbol: T) is a unit of measure for length, area and volume originating in pre-revolutionary France. In North America, it was used in colonial French establishm
Ground (unit)
A ground is a unit of area used in India approximately equal to 203 square metres (2,190 sq ft). After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit is being phased out. However, it is still popular i
An oxgang or bovate (Old English: oxangang; Danish: oxgang; Scottish Gaelic: damh-imir; Medieval Latin: bovāta) is an old land measurement formerly used in Scotland and England as early as the 16th ce
Square inch
A square inch (plural: square inches) is a unit of area, equal to the area of a square with sides of one inch. The following symbols are used to denote square inches: * square in * sq inches, sq inc
Myriad (area)
A myriad is an area 100 km × 100 km square i.e. it is 10,000 (one myriad) km2. 100 of these squares would be one million km2. The term has a particular use in connection with the British Ordnance Surv
Collop (unit)
A collop (Irish: cológ) is a measure of land sufficient to graze one cow. In Irish tradition, a collop is defined as the amount of land deemed capable of producing enough to support one family, or the
Square foot
The square foot (plural square feet; abbreviated sq. ft, sf, or ft2; also denoted by '2) is an imperial unit and U.S. customary unit (non-SI, non-metric) of area, used mainly in the United States and
Rai (unit)
A rai (Thai: ไร่, pronounced [râj]) is a unit of area equal to 1,600 square metres (16 ares, 0.16 hectares, 0.3954 acres), and is used in measuring land area for a cadastre or cadastral map. Its curre
Square mil
A square mil is a unit of area, equal to the area of a square with sides of length one mil. A mil is one thousandth of an international inch. This unit of area is usually used in specifying the area o
Survey township
A survey township, sometimes called a Congressional township or just township, as used by the United States Public Land Survey System, is a nominally-square area of land that is nominally six U.S. sur
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The davoch, davach or daugh is an ancient Scottish land measurement. All of these terms are cognate with modern Scottish Gaelic dabhach. The word dabh or damh means an "ox" (cf. oxgang, damh-imir), bu
Tetrad (area)
A tetrad is an area 2 km x 2 km square. The term refers to any of the 25 such squares which make up a standard hectad. Tetrads are sometimes used by biologists for reporting the distribution of specie
Katha (unit)
A katha (also spelled kattha or cottah; Hindi: कट्ठा kaṭṭhā, Assamese: কঠা kotha, Bengali: কাঠা kaṭha) is a unit of area mostly used for land measure in Eastern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. After met
Pari (unit)
A pari was customary unit of area equal to 50×60 sana lamjel in Manipur, India, approximately 1 hectare. A sana lamjel was defined by the ruler of the kingdom, in 33 CE, being equal to the distance fr
Četvorni hvat
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A Juchart (also Jucharte or Juchard, in French Pose, in Italian Pertica) was a unit of area measurement used in rural Switzerland until the early 20th century. In other German speaking regions it was
Rope (unit)
A rope may refer to any of several units of measurement initially determined or formed by ropes or knotted cords.
Barn (unit)
A barn (symbol: b) is a metric unit of area equal to 10−28 m2 (100 fm2). Originally used in nuclear physics for expressing the cross sectional area of nuclei and nuclear reactions, today it is also us
Scottish acre
A Scottish or Scots acre (Scottish Gaelic: acair) was a land measurement used in Scotland. It was standardised in 1661. When the Weights and Measures Act of 1824 was implemented the English System was
An Ankanam is a unit of measure similar to an acre. It is used mainly in regions of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Nellore, Anekal, Bengaluru and Tirupati. An Ankanam is measured as 72 sq ft (6.7 m2),
Sokha (unit)
Sokha (big plow) – a unit of land measure in Russia in 13th-17th centuries. Sokha was used as unit of taxation for worked land owned by someone else or the State. The term originated when Tatars took
Circular mil
A circular mil is a unit of area, equal to the area of a circle with a diameter of one mil (one thousandth of an inch or 0.0254 mm). It corresponds to approximately 5.067×10−4 mm2. It is a unit intend
A pyeong (abbreviation py) is a Korean unit of area and floorspace, equal to a square kan or 36 square Korean feet. The ping and tsubo are its equivalent Taiwanese and Japanese units, similarly based
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Decimal (unit)
A decimal (also spelled decimel Bengali: শতক) is a unit of area in Bangladesh. After metrication in the mid-20th century by both countries, the unit became officially obsolete. But among the rural pop
A vergée (French pronunciation: ​[vɛʁʒe], alternative spellings vergie, vrégie) is a unit of land area, a quarter of the old French arpent. The term derives from Latin virga (rod). Compare French verg
Tarang wa
A tarang wa (Thai: ตารางวา, RTGS: tarang wa, IPA: [tāːrāːŋ wāː]) or square wa, sometimes transliterated as 'waa' or 'wah' is a unit of area used in Thailand for measuring land or property. It is defin
The jerib or djerib (Persian: جریب; Turkish: cerip) is a traditional unit of land measurement in the Middle East and southwestern Asia. It is a unit of area used to measure land holdings (real propert
A morgen was a unit of measurement of land area in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania and the Dutch colonies, including South Africa and Taiwan. The size of a morgen varies from 1⁄2 to 2+1⁄2
A cawnie is an obsolete unit of land area used in Chennai (formerly Madras) in India. It was approximately equal to 1.322 acres. In SI units that is 5349 square metres. After metrication in the mid-20
A mantal (Finnish: manttaali) is an obsolete unit once used in Finland and Sweden to measure the size and productivity of a piece of land. In the 1900s, the mantal lost its relevance because crown lan
A hectad is an area 10 km x 10 km square. The term has a particular use in connection with the British Ordnance Survey national grid, and then refers to any of the 100 such squares which make up a sta
A dessiatin or desyatina (Russian: десятина) is an archaic, rudimentary land measurement used in tsarist Russia. A dessiatin is equal to 2,400 square sazhens and is approximately equivalent to 2.702 E
Section (United States land surveying)
In U.S. land surveying under the Public Land Survey System (PLSS), a section is an area nominally one square mile (2.6 square kilometers), containing 640 acres (260 hectares), with 36 sections making
Square kilometre
Square kilometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures) or square kilometer (American spelling), symbol km2, is a multiple of the square metre, the SI uni
Square (unit)
The square is an Imperial unit of area that is used in the construction industry in the United States and Canada, and was historically used in Australia. One square is equal to 100 square feet. Exampl
A pennyland (Scottish Gaelic: peighinn) is an old Scottish land measurement. It was found in the West Highlands, and also Galloway, and believed to be of Norse origin. It is frequently found in minor
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Hide (unit)
The hide was an English unit of land measurement originally intended to represent the amount of land sufficient to support a household. It was traditionally taken to be 120 acres (49 hectares), but wa
Marla (unit)
A marla is a unit of area used in the Indian subcontinent.
Cambodian mat
A Cambodian mat also known as a kantael (Khmer: កន្ទេល) is a woven mat made from palm or reed in Cambodia. The Cambodian mat consists of an ordinary mat, below which are fixed pads of strongly packed
An ounceland (Scottish Gaelic: unga) is a traditional Scottish land measurement. It was found in the West Highlands, and Hebrides. In Eastern Scotland, other measuring systems were used instead. It wa
Irish acre
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Volok (unit)
Volok (Lithuanian: valakas, Polish: włóka) was a late medieval unit of land measurement in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Kingdom of Poland and later, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was equal,
Cent (area)
The cent is a customary unit of measurement still used in some parts of southern Indian states such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka despite the usual use of metric units
The virgate, yardland, or yard of land (Latin: virgāta [terrae]) was an English unit of land. Primarily a measure of tax assessment rather than area, the virgate was usually (but not always) reckoned
Kanal (unit)
A kanal is a unit of area used in parts of northern India and in Pakistan. Under British rule the marla and kanal were standardized so that the kanal equals exactly 605 square yards or 1⁄8 acre (0.051
A Quarterland or Ceathramh (Scottish Gaelic) was a Scottish land measurement. It was used mainly in the west and north. It was supposed to be equivalent to eight fourpennylands, roughly equivalent to
The carucate or carrucate (Medieval Latin: carrūcāta or carūcāta) was a medieval unit of land area approximating the land a plough team of eight oxen could till in a single annual season. It was known
The hectare (/ˈhɛktɛər, -tɑːr/; SI symbol: ha) is a non-SI metric unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides (1 hm2), or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. There are
Barrel of land
A barrel of land (Danish: tønde land, Norwegian: tønneland, Swedish: tunnland, Finnish: tynnyrinala) is a Scandinavian unit of area. The word may originate from the area of fields one could seed with
A bunder or bonnier is an obsolete unit of area previously used in the Low Countries (Belgium and the Netherlands).
A dunam (Ottoman Turkish, Arabic: دونم; Turkish: dönüm; Hebrew: דונם), also known as a donum or dunum and as the old, Turkish, or Ottoman stremma, was the Ottoman unit of area equivalent to the Greek
Markland (Scots)
A markland or merkland (Scottish Gaelic: Marg-fhearainn) is an old Scottish unit of land measurement. There was some local variation in the equivalences; for example, in some places eight ouncelands w
Cow's Grass
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Lane meter
A lane meter (or lanes in meters) is a unit of deck area in roll-on/roll-off ships, cargo vessels where containers or other cargo, including ferried vehicles, can be rolled or driven on and off. A lan
Square metre
The square metre (international spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures) or square meter (American spelling) is the unit of area in the International System of Units (SI)
A groatland, also known as a fourpenceland, fourpennyland or “Còta bàn” (meaning "white coat") was a Scottish land measurement. It was so called, because the annual rent paid on it was a Scottish “gro
A feddan (Arabic: فدّان, romanized: faddān) is a unit of area used in Egypt, Sudan, Syria, and the Oman. In Classical Arabic, the word means 'a yoke of oxen', implying the area of ground that could be
The gunta or guntha is a South Asian measure of area. This unit is typically used to measure the size of a piece of land.
A mansus, sometimes anglicised as manse, was a unit of land assessment in medieval France, roughly equivalent of the hide. In the 9th century AD, it began to be used by Charlemagne to determine how ma
The term "cuerda" (Spanish for rope) refers to a unit of measurement in some Spanish-speaking regions, including Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Cuba, Spain, and Paraguay. In Puerto Rico, the term cuerda (and
Square mile
The square mile (abbreviated as sq mi and sometimes as mi2) is an imperial and US unit of measure for area. One square mile is an area equal to the area of a square with sides of length one mile.
A ngan (Thai: งาน, RTGS: ngan, IPA: [ŋāːn]) is a unit of area, equal to 400 square metres (20 m × 20 m), used for measuring land or property area. Its current size is precisely derived from the metre,
Rood (unit)
A rood (/ˈruːd/; abbreviation: ro) is a historic English and international inch-pound measure of area, as well as an archaic English measure of length.
Nail (unit)
A nail, as a unit of cloth measurement, is generally a sixteenth of a yard or 21⁄4 inches (5.715 cm). The nail was apparently named after the practice of hammering brass nails into the counter at shop
The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong (66 by 660 feet), which is exactly equal to 10 square
A tatami (畳) is a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms. Tatamis are made in standard sizes, twice as long as wide, about 0.9 m by 1.8 m depending on the region.
Łan [wan] (in English lan; in Latin laneus, in German Lahn), is an old unit of field measurement used in Poland. Since the 13th century, its value has varied from one location to another. A greater ła
A marabba is an obsolete unit of area in India and Pakistan approximately equal to 25 acres, (10.117 hectares). After metrification by both countries in the 20th century, the unit became obsolete.
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Alqueire is a traditional unit of measurement in Portuguese. The term has been documented in Portugal since the 12th century. It is derived from the Arabic word أَكْيَال (al-kayl), which roughly means
The stremma (pl. stremmata; Greek: στρέμμα, strémma) is a Greek unit of land area equal to 1,000 square metres. Historically, stremmata were not standardized, and may have been anywhere from 900–1,900
The jugerum or juger (Latin: iūgerum, iūgera, iūger, or iugus) was a Roman unit of area, equivalent to a rectangle 240 Roman feet in length and 120 feet in width (about 71×35½ m), i.e. 28,800 square R
An arpent (French pronunciation: ​[aʁpɑ̃], sometimes called arpen) is a unit of length and a unit of area. It is a pre-metric French unit based on the Roman actus. It is used in Quebec, some areas of
The caballería (lit. 'cavalry') was a unit of land measurement in the Spanish viceroyalties in the Americas during the times of the Spanish Empire in the 16th through 19th centuries Spanish West Indie
A quinaria (plural: quinariae) is a Roman unit of area, roughly equal to 4.2 square centimetres (0.65 in2). Its primary use was to measure the cross-sectional area of pipes in Roman water distribution
Romanian units of measurement
The measures of the old Romanian system varied greatly not only between the three Romanian states (Wallachia, Moldavia, Transylvania), but sometimes also inside the same country. The origin of some of
The bigha (also formerly beegah) is a traditional unit of measurement of area of a land, commonly used in India (including Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
Kula (unit)
A kula is an obsolete unit of measurement. * In India, it was a unit of land area. After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete. * In Morocco, it was a unit of mass equal to 2
Square yard
The square yard (Northern India: gaj, Pakistan: gaz) is an imperial unit and U.S. customary unit of area. It is in widespread use in most of the English-speaking world, particularly the United States,
Acre (Cheshire)
A Cheshire acre is a unit of area historically used in the County of Cheshire. One Cheshire acre amounts to 10,240 square yards, or 92,160 square feet whereas a standard acre amounts to 4,840 square y
Manzana (unit)
A manzana is a unit of area used in Argentina and in many Central American countries, originally defined as 10,000 square varas in Spanish customary units. In other Spanish-speaking regions, the term