How much space is an acre?

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ACRE, is a unit of measure of land area. Originally the word meant a piece of tilled land, a field, or a pasture. Later it was used for a rough measure of size, representing approximately what one man could plow in a day. In England it was reckoned as the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow daily.

In the 13th century and later, English law fîxed a defmite measurement for the acre. This measurement, termed the statute acre, is now a standard unit of area in England, the United States, and Canada. The statute acre, a square measuring about 208 feet 8,5 inches on a side, equals 43,560 square feet, or 4,840 square yards, or 160 square rods or perches, or 4 roods. In the United States the terms “perch” and “rood” are rare. In Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and several English countics, oldcr land area measures for the acre, all different, are stili used.

CountryUnitSize (in acres)
Argentinamanzana (metric)2,47
Austriajoch1,42
Belgiumhectare2,47
Brazilcuarta0,92
Canadaacre1,00
arpent de Paris0,84
Chilecuadra3,88
Denmarktonder land1,36
Indonesiabouw1,75
Egyptfeddan1,04
Englandacre1,00
Cheshire (England)acre2,11
Leicestershire (England)acre0,48
Westmorland (England)acre1,19
Francehectare2,47
arpent (common)1,36
Germanyhektar2,47
Greece, ancientplethron0,23
Hollandmorgen2,10
lraqmishara0,62
1 relandacre1,62
Italyettaro2,47
Japancho2,45
Nicaraguasuerte3,48
Paraguayline1,85
Persiajerib (metric)2,47
Perutopo0,67
Rome, ancientjugerum0,62
Russiadessiatine2,70
Scotlandacre1,27
Siamrai0,40
Swedentunnland1,22
Türkye (Turkey)dönüm0,62
Union of South Africamorgen2,12
United Statesacre1,00
Venezuelafanegada1,73
Waleserw0,89
stang0,67

The most common land area measure in Continental Europe is the hectare. It is equal to 100 ares or 10,000 square meters, and is equivalent to 2.47 acres.

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