## Conversion Table

Land Measurement Units

In land transaction the acre is often used to express areas of land. Land records are written in metric system. An acre is approximately 40% of a hectare.

The measurement of agricultural land was carried in British Units. The units used for land measurement were as follows:

 12 inches = 1 foot 3 feet = 1 yard 9 Square Feet = 1 yard 121 yard = 1 Guntha 40 Gunthas = 1 acre 4840 Squre Feet = 1 acre

In so many village maps you might have seen scale as a for example 1Inch=10 Chain. You have to convert chain into feet as follows:

 1 Chain = 66 feet or 22 yards 10 chains = 1 furlong 1 furlong = 201.168 Metres

The land is now measured in Metric System using following decimal table.

 1000     Millimeters = 1 Metre 100       Square Metres = 1 Are 100       Ares = 1 Hector

In 1958, the United States and countries of the Commonwealth of Nations defined the length of the international yard to be 0.9144 meters. Consequently, the international acre is exactly 4,046.8564224 square meters.  Accordingly

 1 Hector = 2.47 acres (approximately)

In the Village Form VII-XII when you read in the “area” column numbers for example

01-34-21 it means

 01 = 10000 Square Metres 34 = 3400 Square Metres 21 = 21 Square Metres Total = 13421 Square Metres

Conversion Table

 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