How much space is an acre?


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.

Country Unit Size (in acres)
Argentina manzana (metric) 2,47
Austria joch 1,42
Belgium hectare 2,47
Brazil cuarta 0,92
Canada acre 1,00
arpent de Paris 0,84
Chile cuadra 3,88
Denmark tonder land 1,36
Indonesia bouw 1,75
Egypt feddan 1,04
England acre 1,00
Cheshire (England) acre 2,11
Leicestershire (England) acre 0,48
Westmorland (England) acre 1,19
France hectare 2,47
arpent (common) 1,36
Germany hektar 2,47
Greece, ancient plethron 0,23
Holland morgen 2,10
lraq mishara 0,62
1 reland acre 1,62
Italy ettaro 2,47
Japan cho 2,45
Nicaragua suerte 3,48
Paraguay line 1,85
Persia jerib (metric) 2,47
Peru topo 0,67
Rome, ancient jugerum 0,62
Russia dessiatine 2,70
Scotland acre 1,27
Siam rai 0,40
Sweden tunnland 1,22
Türkye (Turkey) dönüm 0,62
Union of South Africa morgen 2,12
United States acre 1,00
Venezuela fanegada 1,73
Wales erw 0,89
stang 0,67

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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