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Linear Land Measurement:
The fundamental measurements must be the starting point for the conversion table.
Simply said, linear lengths are those that can be measured using a ruler or tape.
Therefore, linear measure is expressed in units such an inch, foot, yard, mile, centimetre, and metre.
In the subcontinent, the ghatta, which is still in use in some places, served as the fundamental unit for linear measurements.
1 inch = 2.54 centimetres
1 foot = 30.48 centimetres
1 yard = 91.44 centimetres
1 mile =1.61 kilometres
1 Ghatta = 8.25 feet
The Area of a Square Mile:
You use square units to express the area of a region that covers a surface.
Knowing the size of a wall to paint, the amount of grass needed for your garden, or the amount of carpet required for your room may all be determined using square units.
Once more, we will begin with the conventional units before mentioning units that came from the subcontinent and gradually became outdated but are still in use in places like Bigha and Biswa.
1 square foot = 0.093 square metre
1 square yard = 0.836 square metre
1 square mile = 2.59 square kilometre = 259 hectares
1 acre = 0.405 hectares
1 Acre = 4 Bigha 16 Biswa (4840 Sq.Yds)
1 Bigha = 20 Biswas (1008 Sq.Yds)
1 Biswa = 50 Sq. Yards
Biswa and Bigha are pre-partition units which are almost obsolete but some areas do use them.
Pakistani-born Land units:
Native units have never made sense. We have created a list of the most used units in Pakistan and their equivalents for this reason.
1 Karam is 5.5 feet
1 Marla is 9 Sq karams (272.25 sq ft)
1 Kanaal is 20 marlas (5,445 sq ft)
1 Keela is 8 kanaals (43,560 sq ft = 1 acre)
1 Marabba is 25 keelas (1,089,000 sq ft = 25 acres)
A keela is calculated as an area of 36 karams by 40 karams, or 198 feet by 220 feet, or 43,560 square feet, when measured rectangularly.
Take notice of marlas and kanaals because they are commonly used in Pakistan to estimate house size.
Below are a few additional fundamental units that are utilised in some areas of the nation.
1 Karam = 5.5 ft. = 1.67 m
1 sq. Karam = 5.5 x 5.5 ft. = 30.25 Sq. ft.
1 Pole = 9 Sq karam = 272.25 Sq. ft.
40 pole = 1 Rod = 10890 Sq. ft.
4 Rod = 1 Acre = 43560 Sq. ft.
The chain is another enduring entity. The chain is converted as follows:
1 inch = 10 Chain
1 Chain = 66 feet or 22 yards
10 chains = 1 furlong
1 furlong = 201.168 Metres
In the subcontinent, agricultural land was mostly measured in British Units. The following units were used:
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
9 Square Feet = 1 square yard
121Square yard = 1 Guntha
40 Gunthas = 1 acre
Today, the land is measured using the metric system. You may convert, comprehend, and measure land using this table.
1000 Millimetres = 1 Metre
100 Square Metres = 1 Are
100 Ares = 1 Hectare
1 Hectare = 2.47 acres
Following our comprehension of all of that, we can now use the conversion table to determine how land is measured.
1 Inch = 2.54 Centimetre
36 Inches = 1 yard
1 yard = 91.44 Centimetres
1 yard = 00.9144 Metres
1 Centimetre = 00.393 inches
100 Centimetres = 39.3 inches
1 Metre = 3.28 ft
1 acre = 1 furlong X 1 chain
1 acre = 660 ft X 66 ft
1 acre = 43560 Sq. ft.
1 acre = 4840 square yards
1 acre = 4046.8564224 Square Metres
1 hectare = 10,000 Square Metre
1 hectare = 107,639 sq ft
1 hectare = 11959.8 sq. yards (1 sq. yard = 0.83612736 sq. Metre)
1 hectare = 11959.8/4840 = 2.47 acre
Now that you are familiar with all of this information on land conversion, you most likely understand how it all relates to one another.
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