[ecis2016.org] In this article, we take a look at the land measurement units in south India.
In India, different states have different land measurement units. These measurement units are created by local benchmarks that have been used for a long time. Knowing land measurement units in south India will help you in real estate purchases locally in south India. Land measurement in south India will be different from the land measurement of north or east India.
We have also added a conversion between land measurement in south India and other commonly used land measurement units to avoid confusion. Let’s dive in to understand more about land measurement in south India.
Land measurement in South India units
Some of the standard measurement units that you will find in south Indian states are cent, Ankanam, Ground, and Guntha. Square feet, acres, square yards, square metres, etc., are universally accepted and used for land measurement in south India.
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Land measurement in South India units by state
- Ankanam: It is used in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is equal to 72 square feet of land.
- Guntha: It is used in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. It is equal to 1089 square feet.
- Kuncha: It is popularly used in Andhra Pradesh. 484 square feet make 1 Kuncham.
- Ground: It is used in Tamil Nadu. If someone says one ground in Tamil Nadu, they mean 2400 square feet of land.
- Cent: It is a land measurement unit used in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. 1 cent is equal to 435.6 square feet.
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