Measurement of Lands

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Measurement of lands useed in Nepal

In Nepal, where a Bigha is about 6,772.63 square meters. Officially, most measurement of lands use units of either Bigha (in Terai region) or Ropani (Nepali: रोपनी) (in Hilly regions). Metric system is very seldom used officially in measuring area of Land.

Measurement of area in terms of bigha


  • 1 Bigha (बिघा)= 20 Kattha (कठ्ठा) (about 6,772.63 m² or 72,900 sq.ft.)
  • 1 Kattha (কাঠা, कठ्ठा) = 20 Dhur (धुर) (about 338.63 m² or 3,645 sq.ft.)
  • 1 Dhur (धुर) = 16.93 m² or 182.25 sq.ft.
  • 1 Bigha = 13.31 Ropani (रोपनी)
  • 1 Ropani = 16 aana (आना) (about 508.72 m² or 5476 sq. ft.)
  • 1 aana = 4 paisa (पैसा) (about 31.80 m² or 342.25 sq.ft.)
  • 1 paisa = 4 daam (दाम) (7.95 m²)
  • 1 Bigha =20 Biswa
  • 1 Bigha = .677263 hectare = 1.6735 acre = 13.31 Ropani
  • 1.5 Bigha = 1 Hectare
  • 1 Hectare = 19.965 Ropani
  • 19.965 Ropani = 1 Hectare
  • 1 Ropani = 508.83771 m²
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