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Unregistered
08-25-2006, 01:48 PM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

TIA

Robert Fogt
08-26-2006, 11:13 PM
There seem to be many different definitions for it, depending on the area. That is usually the problem with all traditional units.

Generally in India it is defined as 0.4 hectare.

In Bangladesh and in West Bengal it was standardized under British rule at exactly 1600 square yards.

In central India it is defined as 3025 square yards.

In Nepal it is definded as 0.677 hectare

Unregistered
08-28-2006, 07:23 AM
Thanks for the response. The place I found it was referring to the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh (northern India) in case you would happen to know how it is defined over there.

Robert Fogt
08-28-2006, 12:54 PM
That's tough decision.

It's close to Nepal so may be using that definition, but in India so may be using that definition. So probably, but not sure, it would be between 0.4 and 0.677 hectare. Not a very definitive answer for you.

I will try emailing a university in India and see if they can provide information. The last time I emailed a question they did respond, just took nearly 3 weeks.

Unregistered
09-28-2006, 09:43 AM
Hello Robert, I was just wondering if you managed to get a response from your contact as yet?

Unregistered
10-25-2006, 02:38 PM
Any news from India?

Robert Fogt
10-27-2006, 02:45 AM
Nothing back from the university. I found a couple more definitions.

In Rajastan, India, a Bigha equals 2500 square meters. In Bangal, India, a Bigha equals 1333.33 square meters.

The only thing I can say for sure is 1 Bigha = 20 Kattha = 13 Ropani, just all definitions converting to metric seem to differ.

P.R.Venkateswaran
11-03-2006, 02:46 AM
It appears that in Himachal Pradesh, it is equal to 843 sq. m!?!
Venkateswaran,
Chennai,
India

Unregistered
02-21-2007, 05:28 AM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

TIA
1bigha = .625 acre=5/8 acre
16 bigha = 1 acre

Unregistered
04-05-2007, 12:29 AM
1bigha = .625 acre=5/8 acre
16 bigha = 1 acre

how come 1 bigha be 0.625 acre and 16 bigha be 1 acre? Or do you mean 1.6 bigha = 1 acre?

Robert Fogt
04-05-2007, 03:37 PM
Or do you mean 1.6 bigha = 1 acre?

1.6 sounds correct. That is probably what he meant.

Unregistered
02-06-2008, 12:44 AM
The bigha varies in size from region to another; in India it is generally less than an acre (0.4 hectare).
In Bengal (both in Bangladesh and in West Bengal, India) the bigha was standardized under British colonial rule (0.1338 hectare or 0.3306 acre); this is often interpreted as being 1/3 acre.
In central India bighas were standardized at 3025 square yards or 5/8 acre (0.2529 hectare).

Source:
Rice Wheat Consortium Website.

Unregistered
02-23-2008, 04:57 PM
How much is 2 bigha and 12 bissa?

Arvind kanawat
07-01-2008, 09:35 PM
There seem to be many different definitions for it, depending on the area. That is usually the problem with all traditional units.

Generally in India it is defined as 0.4 hectare.

In Bangladesh and in West Bengal it was standardized under British rule at exactly 1600 square yards.

In central India it is defined as 3025 square yards.

In Nepal it is definded as 0.677 hectare

In rajasthan (around Jaipur) 1 Bigha = 165 ft* 165 ft OR 2530 Sq. mt i.e. (1.6 Bigha = 1 Acre)

Amarendar
02-12-2009, 08:48 PM
1 bigha = .625 acres
Or
1 bigha = 1.6 acres

siddiqui
05-23-2009, 08:11 AM

1 bigha = 20 bissa = around 27000 sq.ft.

Unregistered
07-18-2009, 05:13 AM
1 bigha is= how much acer

Unregistered
09-18-2009, 02:05 AM
Re: How much is a Bigha (India)

Unregistered
12-08-2009, 04:55 AM
Square Measure 1 square foot = 0.093 square metre
1 square yard = 0.836 square metre
1 square mile = 2.59 square kilometre*= 259 hectares
1 acre = 0.405 hectares
1 Acre = 4 Bigha 16 Biswa (4840 Sq.Yds)
1 Bigha = 20 Biswas (1008 Sq.Yds)
1 Biswa = 150 Sq.Yards <-- if 1 biswa is 150 sq yard bigha has 20 biswa then 1 acre has 1.7 bigha .

Unregistered
01-05-2010, 12:02 PM
The Bigah as a unit of measure appears to be different in different parts inside and outside India. In the Mountain regions (particularly in Uttra Khand - Dehra Dun area) the most common understanding of the bigah is that it represents 900 Sq Yards, and approximately 5 bigahs equal 1 acre.

chanchal jindal
02-26-2010, 04:13 AM
1 bigha = 165 sq.ft. in india

Unregistered
03-19-2010, 07:57 AM
I ACRE = 2.5 BIGA thats all

Unregistered
03-23-2010, 09:14 AM
I think the Posting person means 16 Bigha = 10 acres.

Unregistered
03-29-2010, 01:22 PM
1bigha = .625 acre=5/8 acre
16 bigha = 1 acre

3bigha = how much acre??

Unregistered
04-30-2010, 01:11 AM
Thanks for the response. The place I found it was referring to the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh (northern India) in case you would happen to know how it is defined over there.

Hi,

20 Square Karams = 1 Biswa
20 Biswa = 1 Bigha

1 Square Karam = 4'9" X 4'9"
Hence,
1 Bigha = 4'9" X 4'9" X 20 X 20 = 9025 Sq. Ft.
Therefore 4.826592797783933518005540166205 Bighas = 1 Acre [1 Acre = 660 Ft. X 66 Ft. = 43,560 Sq. FT.]
OR 1 Bigha = 838.449936 Sq. M.

07-31-2010, 02:59 AM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

Unregistered
08-03-2010, 06:30 AM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

TIA

One equals to how many square feets?

Naren Banerjee
09-08-2010, 09:54 PM
[

The only thing I wish to confirm for sure is 1 Ropani = Sqr Meter, just all definitions converting to metric seem to differ.[/QUOTE] in Nepal.

Unregistered
09-13-2010, 12:19 PM
in UP 5 bigha is 1 acre.... so in above reply where one user says 4.8XX = 1 Acre might be accurate.

Thx
SSingh

Unregistered
09-17-2010, 02:09 AM
Hi,

Here is answer for bigha's . In one bigha equal to 1936 yards. And one acre is equal to 2.5 bigha that is 4840 yards. And finally in one hectare is equal to 2.471 acres that is around 11959 . I think now you will get your answer.

rahulsinghnegi
10-08-2010, 09:14 PM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

TIA how much square feet in one bigha in himachal pradesh (baddi)

Unregistered
10-17-2010, 01:14 AM
In Gujarat 2327 sq. m. = 1 Bigha

Unregistered
12-15-2010, 05:59 AM
1 bigha = 0.625 acre and 1acre = 1.6 bigha
In north India ( Uttar Pradesh) Bigha is sub-divided into biswa; 20 biswas make 1 bigha and 32 biswas make 1 acre.

Unregistered
02-18-2011, 10:30 PM
gujarat 1 biga =25591 sq feet, 1gunth=1089 sq feet,

Desh Deepak, Mohali
02-20-2011, 08:23 AM
In Punjab,
4Bigaha & 16 Biawa = 1 Acre

given below is as per universal conversion:
2.47 acre = 1 Hectares

1 Hectare = 10,000.00 sq mt.

that's all.

contact me @ aryadeshdeepak@gmail.com for more clarification.

Unregistered
02-25-2011, 02:02 AM
1 Bigha = 5 Kotha

(1 Kotha = 20 Lessa
Again, 1 Lessa = 144 sq feet)

Therefore,
1 Bigha = 5 Kotha = 100 Lessa = 14400 square feet

Now,
1 Hectare = 10,000 sq mtr = 107642.63 sq feet

So,
1 Hectare = 107642.63/14400 Bigha = 7.475 Bigha

Unregistered
03-03-2011, 11:40 PM
In North India as per all school text books, One Acre is 4860 sq yards = 3 Bighas = 60 Cottahs

Unregistered
03-27-2011, 11:41 PM
As per wikipedia in himachal pradesh it is 1 acre = 5 bigha

05-28-2011, 02:33 AM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

TIA

How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot?

Shah
06-14-2011, 08:39 PM
In FPS unit

1 Bigha is exactly equal to 14,400 Sq ft.

ravi
07-14-2011, 05:54 AM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

TIA

1 bigha=4 vasa
1 vasa=1219 sq foot

bigha is a land unit of baroda state in gujarat

Unregistered
07-15-2011, 06:10 PM
How big is 4 Bigha in terms of Acre?

Unregistered
09-05-2011, 09:37 PM
It depends from place to place.
Mostly the conversion is 1 Bigha=40/121 acre (British convention) . This is the one that is used generally in Assam , West Bengal , Bangladesh etc.

Unregistered
09-15-2011, 05:59 PM
Hi

My query

1 How much square yards in one bigha of madhya pradesh ?

2. How many bighas in one acre .?

Thnx.

Unregistered
09-21-2011, 01:45 AM
i hectare is approximately 40 bigha in uttar pradesh

Jigar
10-09-2011, 07:44 PM
25591.50sq.ft makes 1bingha

vishnu
12-16-2011, 03:06 AM
pl let know in meter & in feet , length & breath of a Bigha

Mrs X
12-16-2011, 09:20 AM
pl let know in meter & in feet , length & breath of a Bigha

If you look through the rest of the thread, you will find that the bigha is a traditional measurement, with differing meanings in different regions. - You will have to find a legal description of what you are looking at, and work from there.

Unregistered
12-18-2011, 08:06 PM
In India, the following 2 measurements for "Bigha" are in use:

1) In Western India, in places like Rajasthan,
1 Bigha = 1620.43 sq. m, i.e., 0.16 Ha

2) In Eastern India, in places like West Bengal,
1 Bigha = 2531.92 sq.m, i.e, 0.25 Ha

Yeah, it is confusing no doubt, but that's how it is here. This unit is used mainly in the villages for local usage and you cannot enforce anyone to forget whatever he has been following for generations. Actually they may be two words with different meanings sounding roughly the same. As an example, the word 'Ghanta' in most Indian languages mean an hour, but in some it means a clock or a watch. So, you see?

Mrs X
12-19-2011, 08:30 AM
In India, the following 2 measurements for "Bigha" are in use:

1) In Western India, in places like Rajasthan,
1 Bigha = 1620.43 sq. m, i.e., 0.16 Ha

2) In Eastern India, in places like West Bengal,
1 Bigha = 2531.92 sq.m, i.e, 0.25 Ha

Yeah, it is confusing no doubt, but that's how it is here. This unit is used mainly in the villages for local usage and you cannot enforce anyone to forget whatever he has been following for generations. Actually they may be two words with different meanings sounding roughly the same. As an example, the word 'Ghanta' in most Indian languages mean an hour, but in some it means a clock or a watch. So, you see?
Thanks so much for this, could you do us a huge favour and post a reference? - You might have to be creative in the way you put up a web address, one of us long term posters can edit it so it makes sense.

RAVI
02-21-2012, 10:33 PM
how much 1 bigha in hp india

omprakashdamiwal
03-20-2012, 08:29 PM
How much is a Bigha in rajasthan(india)

Unregistered
03-22-2012, 09:47 AM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

TIA

Uses in India

Bigha is a traditional unit of land in several parts of India, with land purchases still being undertaken in this unit. However, it varies in size from one part of India to another. It is less than an acre (0.4 hectare), however could extend up to 3 acres. Various states and often parts within states have different sizes attributed to 1 Bigha.

In Assam, India, a Bigha is 14,400 square feet. It is subdivided into 5 Kotha. Each Kotha consists of 20 Lecha. Each Lecha is 144 square feet in area, and hence each Kotha is 2880 sq ft in area.(may varies)

In Bihar, different parts use different sizes for Bigha. Near the capital, Patna, 1 Bigha is equivalent to 20 Kattha each worth 1361 Sq. Feet. Furthermore, One Kattha are subdivided in 20 Dhur. Hence, each Dhur is approximnately 68.06 Sq. Feet.
Further, in some of the eastern parts of the state including Munger,Bhagalpur and Jamui, One Dhur is further subdivided into 1 square lagga(pole length). One lagga is equivalent to 5.5 hand length, with each hand length being 18 inch.

In Himachal Pradesh, India, 5 Bighas is equal to 1 Acre.
in punjab ,india, 4 bigha is equal to 1 acre.according to mr pankaj dhir.0035797763568

0035796397613,0035799971787.

In central India, Bighas were standardized at 3025 square yards or 5/8 acre (0.2529 hectare).

In Uttar Pradesh 1 Bigha is divided in 20 Biswas. Each Biswas is 125 Sq.Mts or 154.32 Sq. Yds Hence, One Bigha is 0.25 Hectare (or 2500 Sq.Mts or 3087.41 Sq.Yds).While in Uttar Pradesh (West) the measurements are slightly differ 1 Bigha=20 Bishwa=60 Decimal=2428.80 Sq. Mtrs
In Uttarakhand, 1 Bigha is subdivided into 19 Bissas or 12 Nali. In Imperial and SI Units, each Bigha is 968 sq. yard or 800 sq.mt.

In West Bengal, the bigha was standardized under British colonial rule at 1600 square yards (0.1338 hectare or 0.3306 acre); this is often interpreted as being 1/3 acre (it is precisely 40⁄121 acre). In Metric Unites, a Bigha is hence 1333.33 mē

Unregistered
04-30-2012, 09:23 PM
how many marla in one biga.

amit kumar mandarwal
05-19-2012, 08:08 PM
in uttrakhand, india
1 bigha =19 bissa =12 nali
1 bigha =968 sq. yd =800 m^2 =8611 ft^2

Unregistered
08-23-2012, 11:16 PM
[QUOTEHow much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

Unregistered
10-14-2012, 11:18 AM
16 Bigha = 10 acres (not 1 acre)

kapil
11-23-2012, 07:42 PM
1 beegha = how much sq feet in up west(saharanpur)

S Kumar
11-26-2012, 12:24 AM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

TIA Bigha in U.P., India equal to how much area in sq. ft.

Unregistered
01-19-2013, 01:29 AM
How many square meter of 15 Bigha & 1 Biswas

Unregistered
02-26-2013, 10:53 PM
I Bigha = 1,367 sq mtr

panditji1008@yahoo.com
03-06-2013, 10:57 PM
1 beegha = how much sq feet in up west UP

Unregistered
05-05-2013, 01:27 PM
there is a plot in triangle shape.... its 550 yard plot..could someone tell me...how much it is in bigha.

Unregistered
06-10-2013, 03:36 AM
1 vigha=how many total yard

Unregistered
08-16-2013, 08:50 AM
1 is kaccha bigha that is 843 sq meter
1 is pakka bigha that is 2529 sq meter

Unregistered
10-14-2013, 02:32 AM
how much .9230 hectare to bigha

Unregistered
11-05-2013, 09:58 PM
In Assam, Inida, 1 Bigha=14400 ft2 (~0.33 acres)

Tejas
02-05-2014, 10:23 PM
1 bigha =14400 sq ft

Unregistered
02-24-2014, 12:59 AM
How much area is one Bigha (used in India) in square foot? I couldn't find this unit in the area section of this site.

TIA

Above mention are correct subject diffrnt region in India different. unit should compare like that
100 decimal (Sawthak) = 1 Acre
1Acre= 100*435.6 sqft= 43560 sq feet( 1 decimal= 435.6 sq .ft)
so if 1bigh= 33 decimal ,them 1 Bigha=14374.8sq ft ,other hand if 1 Bigha = 42 decimal then 1 Bigha= 42*435.6 sq feet=18295.2 sq feet .
So we can derived it as familiarizes according to region in India