About Land Measurement Units
Land measurement in India has always been done using various local and native measurement units such as Bigha, Ground, Kanal, etc, depending upon the state. These are locally set benchmarks, which have been in usage for a long time. These unit measurements vary greatly across regions, which is why converting them to international standard units, or globally accepted units, also known as SI units is of paramount importance. In addition, to understand the exact area of land as well as to calculate the value of land, converting local units into SI units, using a land area calculator, is advisable.
Some of the common land measurement units across India are hectares, acres, square meters, square yards. Other than this, Bigha, Marla, Cent, Guntha, Ground are regional units and their size varies from state to state.
Land area measurement units used in North India
Bigha, Biswa, Biswansi, Killa, Ghumaon, Kanal are popular land area measurement units used in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, etc. To convert these local units into SI units, use the area conversion calculator.
Land area measurement units used in South India
Ankanam, Cent, Ground, Guntha, Kuncham are popular land measurement units used in states such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, etc. Convert these local units into globally accepted measurement units using the area calculator.
Land area measurement units used in East India
Chatak, Decimal, Dhur, Kattha, Lecha are popular land measurement units mostly used in West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Tripura, Jharkhand, etc. For area conversion to other internationally recognized units, use the land area calculator.
Land area measurement units used in West India
Bigha, Biswa and Biswansi are popular land area measurement units used in lower parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Convert these local units into globally used measurement units using an area calculator.