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Old 08-25-2006, 01:48 PM
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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.

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Old 08-26-2006, 11:13 PM
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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
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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.
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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.
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Hello Robert, I was just wondering if you managed to get a response from your contact as yet?
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Default Re: How much is a Bigha (India)

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

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