Common Land Measurement Units Used in India


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Whether an experienced real estate professional or a novice property purchaser, it is advisable to all that they have some understanding of the measurement units mostly used in the country.


While most might be aware with the popular units of measure like acres, hectares, square yards (also known as Gaj), there are many other units that might be known to the minuscule population because of their usage in select regions of India.


Take for instance the cases of Bigha, Bigha-Pucca, Biswa, Killa, and Kanal the usage of which is restricted mainly to North India than in any other part of the country. In a similar manner, Ankanam, Cent, Ground, and Kuncham are some of the examples that are mostly used in South India. In Eastern India like West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura on the other hand, land measurement units like Chatak, Dhur, Kattha, and Lecha are in vogue while Western Indian states like Rajasthan and Gujarat see the use of units like Bigha, Biswa, and Biswansi.

Land Measurement Units and their Conversion Factors:


Area unitConversion factor
1 Acre4840 sq yd
1 Biswa48.4 sq yd
1 Killa4,840 sq yd
1 Square Feet (sq ft)144 square inches
1 Square Yard (sq yd)9 sq ft
1 Chatak180 sq ft
1 Guntha1089 sq ft
1 Bigha-Pucca3025 sq yd
1 kanal5445 sq ft (8 Kanals = 1 acre)
1 Hectare10,000 sq mtr (or 2.47 acres)
1 Bigha968 sq yd
1 Aankadam72 sq ft
1 Cent435.6 sq ft
1 Ground2400 sq ft
1 Kuncham484 sq yd