## 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 |