land mesurment unit

It is seen that land measurement units are different in every state of India. The local land area measurement units like Bigha, Biswa, Marla, etc. are used in the northern parts of India. On the other hand, Ankanam, Guntha, cent, etc. is used in the south of India. Some of the common local land measurement units are Chatak, Lecha, Kattha, and Dhur in the Eastern parts of India. Bigha, Biswa as well as Biswansi are commonly used in the land measurement table in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Other than these local measurement units, the standard units of measurement such as Square Feet, Square Meters, Square yards, Acres, etc are also being used all over the country.

How is Land Area measurement done?

The property will be divided into residential plots after the provisions for roads, schools, hospitals, as well as other amenities are made. The most common measurement unit for all residential properties is square feet. Most of the agricultural areas are usually measured in Acres or Hectares.

Some Standard Land Measurement Units in India

The sizes of the land will mostly differ from one state to another, according to the specific name of the units. Some of the common land measurement units like Square Meters, Hectares, Square Feet, and Square Yards and Acres are still very widely used in India. Let us look at them in detail.

Square foot (sq ft)

The square foot (sq ft) is a very commonly used land area measurement unit. According to the real estate law in India, the developers will generally notify the area in sq ft terms. Sq ft is a very commonly used unit across many countries to measure the area at the time of buying a property.

Square yard

It is larger than an sq ft, as a square yard is made of 9 sq. ft. These units are being widely used all over the world to measure a plot or land. In many states of India such as Haryana, the state government uses the square yard as the standard value while fixing circle rates.


An acre is considered to be amongst the oldest land measurement units that is being applied across the world to measure big pieces of land.  Acre is used in the royal system of units.


There are different kinds of land measurement units that will be commonly used to measure land area. It is very essential to understand the area of the measuring units. There are many local units that are still used for land area measurement throughout our country. other than those, there is also the usage of standard measures such as Square Feet, Square Yards, Square Meters, Acres, and Hectares. The actual size of the land can be measured by the multiplication of its length and breadth. The land measurement units of Square feet, Square yard, Square meter, Acre, as well as Hectare is accepted all over the world.


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