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Kanal, marla, square foot and square yard conversion

Kanal is old unit of measure  and still used regularly in suburban and rural areas of pakistan for measurement relating to residential and commercial land. Agriculture land is mostly measured in acres. Below are some of the interesting facts about kanal.

 a kanal has 20 marlas and it's the same all over pakistan. However, things get interesting when is comes to the question of square yard and square feet conversion. Various conversion conventions are in use in pakistan.

It is important that a buyer is aware of these conventions so that he or she knows what are the exact measurements under discussion. Besides marla and kanal one should always ask for measurements in square yards and sq feet to be sure of actual size.

 in upscale societies of urban areas:
 1 kanal = 4500 sq feet = 500 sq yards i marla = 225 sq feet = 25 sq yards

 in suburban areas and some of the urban societies
1 kanal = 5000 sq feet = 555.55 sq yards 1 marla = 250 sq feet = 27.77 sq yards

 in rural areas and some of the suburbs
1 kanal = 5400 sq feet = 600 sq yards 1 marla =  270 sq feet = 30 sq yards

 kanal of british era is still in use in non- society areas with below dimensions:
1 kanal = 5445 sq feet = 605 sq yards 1 marla =  272.25 sq feet = 30.25 sq yards

    1255 days ago In Forum Suggestions
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    Imran A. Kha..
    (461 posts)
    British Era measurements are the accurate ones. Rest is all creation of modern day qabza mafia looters who buy at the real sizes and then come up with fancy Ponzi schemes to short change poor buyers.
      1255 days ago 

      Million$$$
      (436 posts)
      Bahria town is the biggest ponzi mafia you just stop them launching new schemes and see the difference. ...
        1254 days ago 

        Junaid
        (1015 posts)
        We miss the British now.. Lol..
          1254 days ago 

          Dilawar
          (1 post)
          I would like to know about calculation about land in pakistan



          1 marla how many feet

          1 kanal is 16 marla

          1 bigha how many marlas or kanal
            370 days ago 

            Danish
            (1 post)
            Acre-Kanal-Marla system (currently used, standardised metre system)

            1 Karam = 66 inch

            1 Sarsari = 1 Karam X 1 Karam

            9 Sarsari = 1 Marla

            20 Marla = 1 Kanal

            8 Kanal = 1 Acre (Ghumman)

            1 Acre = 36 Karam (north to south) X 40 Karam (east to west)


            Bigha-Biswa system conversion to current Acre system
            1 Karam = 57.157 inch
            1 Biswansi = 1 Karam X 1 Karam
            20 Biswansi = 1 Biswa
            20 Biswa = 1 Bigha
            4 Bigha और 16 Biswa = 1 Acre


            Consolidated areas
            In all areas settled and consolidated on the basis of the standard measure of 66 inches i.e. Karam or Gatha:

            1 Sq. Karam or Sarsahi 3.0896352 Sq.yds say 30.56
            9 Sarsahies or 1 Marla 30.249999 Sq.yds say 30.25 Sq.yds.
            20 Marlas or 1 Kanal 604.99996 Sq.yds say 605 Sq.yds.
            160 Marlas or 8 Kanals 4839.99998 Sq.yds.say 4840 Sq.yds. (1 acre or 1 killa)



            Non-consolidated areas
            These areas have been all consolidated as per the standard system now. These are older measurements from during the British Raj prior to these areas were consolidated. In the areas consolidated on the basis of the local meas ure and the non-consolidated areas of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, (except Shahpur Hill Circle and Chak Andar in Pathankot tehsil), Ferozepur (except Fazilka) and the erstwhile princely State of Faridkot. Also applicable for Lahore (Pakistan):

            1 Karam 60 inches
            1 Sq. Karam or Sarsahi 2.777777 Sq. yds.
            9 Sarsahies or 1 Marla 24.999999 Sq. yards say 25 Sq.yards.
            20 Marlas or 1 Kanal 499.9999 Sq. yards say 500 Sq.yards
            193.60 Marlas (9 Kanals1 Acre or 4840 Sq.yds 13 Marlas 5 Sarsahis)
              139 days ago 

              Rauf Khan
              (55 posts)
              Gentlemen, this is really useful and interesting information. Thanks for sharing.
                139 days ago 

                Harry
                (1 post)
                Thanks for this post very useful
                  123 days ago 

                  ABDUL KARIM ..
                  (1 post)
                  MOST OF THE PEOPLE LIVING IN METROPOLITAN CITY (KARACHI)ARE NOT KNOW ABOUT OUR TRADITIONAL MEASUREMENT UNITS FOR AREA. IT IS VERY INFORMATIVE WEB.
                    86 days ago 

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