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In Nepal, some customary units of measurement are still used, although the metric system has been the official standard since 1968.[1]

Length

The kos (kosh, krosh, koss) is a very ancient measure of distance, measuring about 2.25 miles or 3.7 km.[2]

Land area

The precise land measurement conversions as per Nepal standard are as follows:

Units khetmuri bigha kattha dhur ropani aana paisa dam sq.feet sq.meter
khetmuri 1 1.877914952 37.55829904 751.1659808 25 400 1600 6400 136900 12718.42618
bigha 0.532505478 1 20 400 13.31263696 213.0021914 852.0087655 3408.035062 72900 6772.631616
kattha 0.026625274 0.05 1 20 0.665631848 10.65010957 42.60043828 170.4017531 3645 338.6315808
dhur 0.001331264 0.0025 0.05 1 0.033281592 0.532505478 2.130021914 8.520087655 182.25 16.93157904
ropani 0.04 0.075116598 1.502331962 30.04663923 1 16 64 256 5476 508.737047
aana 0.0025 0.004694787 0.093895748 1.877914952 0.0625 1 4 16 342.25 31.79606544
paisa 0.000625 0.001173697 0.023473937 0.469478738 0.015625 0.25 1 4 85.5625 7.94901636
dam 0.00015625 0.000293424 0.005868484 0.117369684 0.00390625 0.0625 0.25 1 21.390625 1.98725409
sq. feet 7.3046E-06 1.37174E-05 0.000274348 0.005486968 0.000182615 0.002921841 0.011687363 0.046749452 1 0.09290304
sq. meter 7.86261E-05 0.000147653 0.002953062 0.059061237 0.001965652 0.031450432 0.125801729 0.503206915 10.76391042 1

In a nutshell, The following is a partial list of everyday units used to calculate land area in Nepal.[3][4]

The units of measurement of area of land depends on the part of the country where they are being used, with the Bigha-Katha-Dhur measurements common in the Terai region while the Ropani-Aana measurements are common in hilly and mountainous regions.

Terai region

In the Terai region, the southern parts of Nepal, the customary units are those used elsewhere in South Asia:

Hilly and mountainous regions

A different system is used in hilly regions:

Conversions

Volume

See also

References

  1. ^ "Standard Measurement and Weight Act, 1968". Kingdom of Nepal. 25 October 1968. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Some Land and Distance Measurement Units used in Nepal". Blog "for Nepalese Civil Engineers". 6 January 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2012.[better source needed]
  3. ^ "Land measurement units in Nepal" October, 2014[better source needed]
  4. ^ "Units of Area Calculation in Nepal, Ropani Anna ana Converter Square Feet sq. ft area land units Converter loan emi calculator". www.housingnepal.com. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  5. ^ Admin. "Ropani to Square Feet | Ropani to Kattha | Ropani to Aana in Nepal". Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  6. ^ Russ Rowlett (2008). "K". A Dictionary of Units of Measurement. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  7. ^ http://www.lawcommission.gov.np/en/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/standard-measurement-and-weight-act-2025-1968.pdf[bare URL PDF]