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# Land Measurement

Land measurement terms, definitions, and concepts.### Land Terms

#### Acre popular

**square measure**) used primarily in the United States. One (1)

**acre**is equal to 43,560 square

**feet**, 4,046.86 square

**meters**, or 0.4047

**hectares**.

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#### Acre equivalents and conversions popular

**43,560 square feet**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.4047 hectares**.

One (1) acre equals

**10 square chains**.

One (1) acre equals

**160 square rods**.

One (1) acre equals

**160 square poles**.

One (1) acre equals

**160 square perches**.

One (1) acre equals

**4,840 square yards**.

One (1) acre equals

**4,046.856 square meters**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.0016 square miles**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.0016 sections**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.004 square kilometers**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.0000434 townships**.

One (1) acre equals

**1.183676 arpents**.

One (1) acre equals

**4.0 roods**.

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#### Arpent popular

**acre**, used in France, Louisiana, and Quebec. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.8448

**acres**or about 36,800

**square feet**. For more arpent conversions, see

**arpent equivalents or conversions**or

**converting arpents**.

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#### Arpent equivalents or conversions popular

**acre**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.8448 acres. One (1) arpent is equal to 36,800.6256

**square feet**. One (1) arpent is equal to 4,088.9584

**square yards**. One (1) arpent is equal to 135.1716

**square rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**. One (1) arepent is equal to 8.4482

**square chains**. One (1) arpent is equal to 3.3793

**roods**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.0013

**square miles**or

**sections**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.000037

**townships**. One (1) arpent is equal to 3,18.89

**square meters**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.3419

**hectares**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.0034

**square kilometers**.

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#### Aspect popular

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#### Centimeter (cm) popular

**meters**. One (1) centimeter (cm) is equal to 0.3937

**inches (in)**. For more information, see

**Centimeter equivalents and conversions**or the various

**Converting centimeters to ...**entries.

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#### Centimeter (cm) equivalents and conversions

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.3937

**inches (in)**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.01

**meters (m)**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.00001

**kilometers (km)**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0328

**feet**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0497

**links**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0109

**yards**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.002

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0005

**chains**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.00005

**furlongs**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.000006

**miles**.

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**Converting centimeters to...**entries for conversion examples.

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#### Chain - engineer's or Ramsden's popular

**surveys**than a

**Gunter's**or

**surveyor's chain**, the engineer's or Ramsden's chain is 100

**feet**in length, with 100 1-foot links. The terms "engineer's chain" and "Ramsden's chain" apply primarily to the measuring utensil itself and not to any particular unit of length.

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#### Chain - Gunter's or surveyor's popular

**survey**term that is equivalent to 66 linear

**feet**. Often referred to as simply "chain", this term is more formally known as the

**surveyor's**or

**Gunter's chain**. A chain is broken into 100 equal parts, or

**links**. One (1)

**mile**is equal to 80 chains. A one (1) mile square piece of land (one

**section**or 640

**acres**) is 80 chains on each side. Although an

**engineer's**or

**Ramsden's chain**is also used to measure length in surveys, the generic term "chain" when used in reference to land measurements refers to the unit of length (66 feet) represented by the Gunter's or surveyor's chain. For more chain conversions, equivalents, and examples, see

**Chain equivalents and conversions**or the various

**Converting chains to...**examples.

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#### Chain equivalents and conversions popular

**chain**is broken into 100 equal parts, or

**links**. A one (1) mile square piece of land (one (1)

**section**or 640

**acres**) is 80 chains on each side.

One (1) chain is equal to 66

**feet**.

One (1) chain is equal to four (4)

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**.

One (1) chain is equal to 100

**links**.

One (1) chain is equal to 22

**yards**.

One (1) chain is equal to 20.12

**meters**.

One (1) chain is equal to 0.0125

**miles**.

One (1) chain is equal to 0.0201

**kilometers (km)**.

One (1) chain is equal to 0.1

**furlongs**.

One (1) chain is equal to 792

**inches**.

One (1) chain is equal to 2,011.684

**centimeters (cm)**.

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**Converting chains to...**entries for conversion examples.

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#### Density

**1.**A term, frequently used in connection with

**zoning**requirements, which means the maximum number of building units per

**acre**or the number of occupants or families per unit of land area (acre, square mile, etc.).

**2.**The ratio of developed or improved area to total land area.

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#### Difference between square units and units square popular

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#### Engineer's chain

**surveys**than a

**Gunter's**or

**surveyor's chain**, the engineer's or

**Ramsden's chain**is 100

**feet**in length, with 100 1-foot links. The terms "engineer's chain" and "Ramsden's chain" apply primarily to the measuring utensil itself and not to any particular unit of length.

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#### Feet (ft)

**foot (ft)**. A foot is a unit of length equal to 12

**inches**, taken from the average length of the human foot. One (1) foot is equal to 0.3048

**meters**. See also

**Foot (feet) equivalents and conversions**and the various

**Converting feet to...**entries.

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#### Field notes

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#### Foot (feet) equivalents and conversions

**foot**is equal to 12

**inches**.

One (1) foot is equal to 0.3048

**meters**.

One (1) foot is equal to 30.48

**centimeters**.

One (1) foot is equal to 0.0152

**chains**.

One (1) foot is equal to 0.0015

**furlongs**.

One (1) foot is equal to 0.0003

**kilometers**.

One (1) foot is equal to 1.5152

**links**.

One (1) foot is equal to 0.00019

**miles**.

One (1) foot is equal to 0.0606

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**.

One (1) foot is equal to 0.3333

**yards**.

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**Converting feet to...**entries for conversion examples.

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#### Foot (ft)

**feet**) A unit of length equal to 12

**inches**, taken from the average length of the human foot. One (1) foot is equal to 0.3048

**meters**. See also

**Foot (feet) equivalents and conversions**and the various

**Converting feet to...**entries.

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#### Fractional Section popular

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#### Furlong

**yards**, 40

**poles**,

**rods**, or

**perches**, or ten (10)

**chains**. The term is derived from the phrase "furrow long", or the distance oxen can plow before they are rested. See also

**Furlong equivalents and conversions**and the various

**Converting furlongs to...**entries.

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#### Furlong equivalents and conversions

**furlong**is equal to 660

**feet**.

One (1) furlong is equal to 201.168

**meters**.

One (1) furlong is equal to 1,000

**links**.

One (1) furlong is equal to 40

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**.

One (1) furlong is equal to ten (10)

**chains**.

One (1) furlong is equal to 0.125

**miles**.

One (1) furlong is equal to 0.2012

**kilometers**.

One (1) furlong is equal to 220

**yards**.

One (1) furlong is equal to 7,920

**inches**.

One (1) furlong is equal to 20,116.8

**centimeters**.

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#### Gunter's chain popular

**survey**term that is equivalent to 66 linear

**feet**. Often referred to as simply "chain", this term is more formally known as the Gunter's or

**surveyor's chain**. A chain is broken into 100 equal parts, or

**links**. One (1)

**mile**is equal to 80 chains. A one (1) mile square piece of land (one

**section**or 640

**acres**) is 80 chains on each side. Although an

**engineer's**or

**Ramsden's chain**is also used to measure length in surveys, the generic term "chain" when used in reference to land measurements refers to the unit of length (66 feet) represented by the Gunter's or surveyor's chain. For more chain conversions, equivalents, and examples, see

**Chain equivalents and conversions**or the various

**Converting chains to...**examples.

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#### Hectare

**square measure**) of the metric system, used in most countries of the world. One (1) hectare is equal to 10,000

**square meters**, 0.01

**square kilometers**, or 2.471

**acres**.

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#### Hectare equivalents or conversions

**square meters**. One (1) hectare is equal to 0.01

**square kilometers**. One (1) hectare is equal to 2.471

**acres**. One (1) hectare is equal to 107,639.104

**square feet**. One (1) hectare is equal to 11,959.9

**square yards**. One (1) hectare is equal to 395.367

**square rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**. One (1) hectare is equal to 24.71

**square chains**. One (1) hectare is equal to 9.88

**roods**. One (1) hectare is equal to 2.925

**arpents**. One (1) hectare is equal to 0.0039

**square miles**or

**sections**. One (1) hectare is equal to 0.0001

**townships**.

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#### Inch (in)

**foot**, or 2.54

**centimeters (cm)**. For more inch conversion factors, equivalents, and examples, see

**Inch (in) conversions and equivalents**and the various

**Converting inches to...**examples.

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#### Inch (in) equivalents and conversions

**inch (in)**is a unit of length used in the English system of measurement.

One (1) inch is equal to 0.0833

**feet**.

One (1) inch is equal to 2.54

**centimeters (cm)**.

One (1) inch is equal to 0.1262

**links**.

One (1) inch is equal to 0.0278

**yards**.

One (1) inch is equal to 0.0051

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**.

One (1) inch is equal to 0.0013

**chains**.

One (1) inch is equal to 0.00013

**furlongs**.

One (1) inch is equal to 0.00002

**miles**.

One (1) inch is equal to 0.0254

**meter (m)**.

One (1) inch is equal to 0.00003

**kilometers (km)**.

For conversion examples, see the various

**Converting inches to...**entries.

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