In India, land measuring units are used to calculate land area

Throughout India, many kinds of local property measuring system are being used to calculate area of land.

Despite the existence of world standard land measuring system, certain nations, such as India, continue to employ more regionally popular benchmarks that have been in use for a long time. Besides the globally recognized benchmarks, we examine the typical land measuring system used during different parts of India in this blog.

Calculating the area of a piece of land

square meter (sq. ft)

A square foot (sq. ft), that is equivalent to 0.11 square yard, is the most often used unit. Firms are required to announce the area in sq. ft terms under Indian real estate law.

Sq. ft is an imperial unit of area measurement that is used to map the actual area at the time of property transactions all over the world. India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Liberia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Singapore were amongst the countries wherein sq. ft is most commonly used.

square yard

A square yard is 9 square feet in size, which is bigger than a square foot. Such units are frequently used to measure land all throughout the world, particularly in residential real estate. When determining circular rates in various Indian states, local governments utilize the square yard as the standard value (in Rs per sq yard). The state government in Haryana, for instance, sets land prices in metropolitan areas on a rupee per square yard premise.

Square metre (sq. mt)

A square metre is a typical land measurement unit in India, with a surface area of 10.76 square feet. The square metre (abbreviated as sq. m or M2) is a measure of surface calculation that is equivalent to a square with one metre on every edge. According to their assessment, a parking place for an average car would require approximately 12 square metres.

Because the square metre is a unit of area measurement, it is not used to take measurements or length inside one dimension.


Counted among the oldest units applied across the world to measure vast tracts of land, the acre and has undergone a lot of changes along the way. Used in the imperial system of units and the US system, the modern acre is equal to 4,840 square yards, 43,560 square feet, 4,047 square metres and 0.4047 hectares. An acre could also be defined as an area one furlong long by 4 rods wide.

One acre consists of 43,560 sq. ft.


The metric system’s hectare unit, which is used to measure land and plots all over the globe, is represented by the sign ha. This concept hectare was coined in 1795 as a combination of the Latin phrases area and hect. A hectare is 1,07,639 square feet.

To get a sense of the size of the place served, a hectare can be compared to a football pitch. It’s around the area of a football pitch in Europe.

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