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Land Measurement

There is a very big difference between the units used for land measurement in India and that of the western world. Acres, Bighas, Kattha, Biswa etc. are the most common land measurement units in India.

India comprises of many regions. Therefore, these land measurement units will keep varying from region to region. Some of the key land measurement units that are used in land transactions are given below :

  • 8 Kanals = 1 acre
  • Acre is also called quilla or ghumaon
  • 20 marlas = 1 kanal
  • 160 marls = 1 acre
  • 1 marla = 9 square karams
  • 1 karam = 5.5 feet
  • 1 acre = 4 bigas+ 16 biswas (20th part)
  • 1 acre = 4 and 4/5 bigas
  • 1 acre = 96 biswas.
  • 1 Hectare = 2.5 Acres
  • 1 Acre = 40 Gunthas
  • 1 Guntha = 121 sq.yards = 101.17 sq.metres
  • 1 Guntha = 33 ft. x 33 ft. = 1089 sq.feet
  • 1 Acre = 4840 sq.yards
  • 1 Acre = 4067.23 sq.metres
  • 1 Acre = 43,560 sq.feet
  • 1 sq. yard = 0.8361 sq.metre
  • 1 sq. metre = 1.190 sq.yards
  • 1 sq. yard = 9 sq. feet
  • 1 sq. metre = 10.76 sq.feet
  • Katha  = 80 square yards
  • Nalli    = 240 square yards
  • Bhigha = 1600 square yards
  • Acre    = 4800 square yards