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Common Land Measurement Units Used in Pakistan

The Land is a major social and financial asset in Pakistan. The Local Land Measurements in Pakistan is a little different from what’s practised in other countries. To make things easily clear for you, in this article, we will explain to you the difference between the most common measurements of land used in Pakistan.

If you’re about to construct your own home and you need to decide the cost of building a house, then you need to know the exact measurements. Therefore, having a stronghold on these conversions is compulsory. 

The Land measurement units significantly depend on the region where we live. for example if we are living in Karachi and other parts of Sindh. We commonly used ‘square yard’ and ‘square feet’ as property measurement units. But, that’s not the case for Lahore and other areas of Punjab, we often used ‘marla’ and ‘Kanal’ terms for land measurements.

 

Following are some measurement units in Pakistan which everybody needs to know. 

  • Marla 

  • Kanal

  • Square Feet

  • Square Yards

  • Bega

  • Acres 

  • Murabba / Square

 

 

Land Measurement Units in Punjab 

 

Marla

 

Marla is a common unit of area used in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. The start of these land measurement units dates back to the British era.

 

Different Measurements of Marla

 

• 272.25 sq. ft. is equal to one Marla. This measurement is commonly used for local land measurements, Particularly in the Punjab region.

 • The second changing notes that the equivalent of one Marla is 225 sq. ft. Development and local authorities and private housing projects normally use this type of conversion. 

 

Kanal

Kanal is a unit of area measurement and is commonly used in various parts of Punjab for land measurement. 

 

Converting Kanal into other units :

 

1 Kanal is equal to 5440 square feet.

1 Kanal = 20 Marla

1 Marla = 272 square feet

1 meter = 3.28 feet

 

Land Measurement Units in Sindh

 

Square Feet

 

Square measurement is an area measurement unit alike to a square that measures one foot from each side. The Term Square Feet is frequently used in the Sindh region for the measurement of their land.



1 Square feet = 0.092903 Square meter

1 Square foot = 144 Square Inch



Square Yards

 

Square Yard is an area measurement unit equal to a square covering one yard on either side and this measurement unit is commonly used in housing-societies-in-karachi/">Karachi and other parts of Sindh. Square Yards is also known as Gazz.

 

1 Square yard is equal to 9 Square Feet

1 Square yard = 0.836127 Square meter

1 Square Yard = 1296 Square Inch 



Measurement Units in Agriculture Land

 

Bega

 

1 Bega (B) = 4 Kanal = 4 x 5444.8 ft.2 = 21779.2 ft.2  

                (since, 1 Kanal = 5444.8 ft.2)

                               or

1 Bega (B) = 4 Kanal = 4 x 502 m2 = 2008 m2          

                 (since, 1 Kanal = 502 m2)  

                              or

1 Bega (B) = 4 Kanal = 4 x 180 sq. Karam = 720 sq. Karam

                 (since, 1 Kanal = 180 sq. Karam)

 

Acre

 

1 Acre = 8 Kanal = 8 x 5444.8 ft.2 = 43560 ft.2  

            (since, 1 Kanal = 5444.8 ft.2) 

                          or

1 Acre = 8 Kanal = 8 x 502 m2 = 4016 m2     

            (since, 1 Kanal = 502 m2)  

                          or

1 Acre = 8 Kanal = 8 x 180 sq. Karam = 1440 sq. Karam 

             (since, 1 Kanal = 180 sq. Karam) 

                         Or

                   1 Acre = 2 Bega

 

Murabba / Square

1 Murabba is equal to 25 Acre

 

Other Local Units

 

Units                                    :                                Conversion



One karam                           :                                5 feet



One square Karam also called sarsai        :       25 sq. ft.



One marla                             :                              9 sarsai



One bigha                             :                              4 kanals



One hectare                         :                               2.5 acres

 

 

 

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