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Nepalese customary units of measurement

Land area

The following is a partial list of everyday units used to calculate land area in Nepal

  • 1 Bigha  = 20 Kattha
  • 1 Bigha  = 6772.63 m²
  • 1 Bigha  = 72900 sq.ft.
  • 1 Bigha  = 13.31 Ropani
  • 1 Katha  = 20 Dhur
  • 1 Katha  = 338.63 m²
  • 1 Katha = 3645 sq.ft.
  • 1 Dhur = 16.93 m²
  • 1 Dhur  = 182.25 sq.ft.
  • 1 Ropani = 16 aana
  • 1 Ropani = 64 Paisa
  • 1 Ropani = 508.72 m²
  • 1 Ropani = 5476 sq.ft.
  • 1 Ropani = 256 Daam
  • 1 Ropani = 4 llka
  • 1 Khetmuri = 25 Ropani
  • 1 Aana = 4 Paisa
  • 1 Aana = 31.80 m²
  • 1 Aana = 342.25 sq. ft.
  • 1 Aana  = 16 Daam
  • 1 Paisa  = 4 Daam
  • 1 Paisa  = 7.95 m²
  • 1 Paisa  = 85.56 sq. ft.
  • 1 Daam  = 1.99 m²
  • 1 Daam = 21.39 sq. ft.


he 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.


Unit Divisions In square metres In square feet
Dhur 16.93 square metres 182.25 square feet
Katha 20 Dhur 338.62 square metres 3,645 square feet
Bigha 20 Katha 6772.41 square metres 72,900 square feet


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