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||'''Vara'''||approximately 33 inches. It is encountered in the Southwest U.S. where Spanish land boundaries were measured in this unit. It's exact length varies from region to region. In California, a vara is 33 inches. In Texas, a vara is 33-1/3 inches. In Florida, a vara is 33.372 inches.|| ||'''Vara'''||approximately 33 inches. It is encountered in the Southwest U.S. where Spanish land boundaries were measured in this unit. Its exact length varies from region to region. In California, a vara is 33 inches. In Texas, a vara is 33-1/3 inches. In Florida, a vara is 33.372 inches.||

Distance Measures

[:chain:Chain]

4 poles or rods, or 22 yards, or 66 feet, or 1/80 of a mile.

Statute Mile

5,280 U.S. survey feet, or approximtely 1.6 km.

Nautical mile

1,852 meters exactly, or approximately 6,076 feet, or approximately 1.15 statute mile. A nautical mile is approximately 1 minute of latitude on the earth's surface.

U.S. Inch

1/39.37 meter exactly, or approximately 2.54 cm, or 3 barley corns

U.S. Survey Foot

12 inches, or 12/39.37 meter exactly, or approximately 30.480061 cm.

International Foot

30.48 cm. exactly.

French Foot

1.06575 U.S. Survey Foot. This measure is encountered in Lousiana land titles.

Toise

160/30 French feet (30 toises = 160 French feet), or approximately 5.68 feet

Arpent

30 toises, or 160 French feet, or approximately 170.5 feet

Rod, Perch, Pole

16.5 feet. This unit supposedly was defined in the 16th century as the length of the left feet of the first 16 men out of church on a certain Sunday. More likely it is a traditional unit of measure of Danish and German origins.

Furlong

40 poles, or 660 feet, or 1/8 mile

Out

330 feet, or 5 chains

Vara

approximately 33 inches. It is encountered in the Southwest U.S. where Spanish land boundaries were measured in this unit. Its exact length varies from region to region. In California, a vara is 33 inches. In Texas, a vara is 33-1/3 inches. In Florida, a vara is 33.372 inches.

Area Measures

Acre

43,560 square feet, or 4,840 square yards, or 10 square chains, or 1/640 square mile. Note that 10 acres is equivalent to a square 1/8 mile on each side, or one square furlong.

Square Rood

1/4 acre

Hectare

10,000 square meters, or approximately 2.47 acres

Labor

177.14 acres

League

4,428.40 acres

Square mile

640 acres

Arpent

approximately 0.85 acres. It is encountered in the south central U.S. where French land titles were measured in this unit. Its size varies from region to region. In Arkansas and Missouri it is 0.8507 acres. In Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, it is 0.84625 acres. In Louisiana it is 0.845 acres

UnitsOfMeasure (last edited 2014-09-25 11:06:32 by Holograph)