Units of Measurement in Nepal

📅  2017-02-05By:  aonemaster




Nepalese customary units of measurement




In Nepal different units for measurement of land are used. Ropani-Ana-Paisa-Dam system is used in hilly reasons while in Southern parts i.e. Terai region Bhigha-Kattha-Dhur system is being used.

The frequent conversion between these units and also to the SI unit is very crucial as we come across this situation often in our daily life.

For Land Area

1 Bigha (बिघा) = 20 Kattha (क ् ा)
1 Bigha (बिघा) = 6772.63 m²
1 Bigha (बिघा) = 72900 sq.ft.
1 Bigha (बिघा) = 13.31 Ropani
1 Kattha (क ् ा) = 20 Dhur (धुर)
1 Kattha (क ् ा) = 338.63 m²
1 Kattha (क ् ा) = 3645 sq.ft.
1 Dhur (धुर) = 16.93 m²
1 Dhur (धुर) = 182.25 sq.ft.
1 Ropani (रोपनी)= 16 aana (आना)
1 Ropani (रोपनी)= 64 Paisa (पैसा)
1 Ropani (रोपनी)= 508.72 m²
1 Ropani (रोपनी)= 5476 sq.ft.
1 Ropani (रोपनी)= 256 Daam (दाम)
1 Ropani = 4 Matomuri
1 Khetmuri = 25 Ropani
1 Aana (आना)= 4 Paisa (पैसा)
1 Aana (आना)= 31.80 m²
1 Aana (आना) = 342.25 sq. ft.
1 Aana (आना) = 16 Daam (दाम)
1 Paisa (पैसा) = 4 Daam (दाम)
1 Paisa (पैसा) = 7.95 m²
1 Paisa (पैसा) = 85.56 sq. ft.
1 Daam (दाम) = 1.99 m²
1 Daam (दाम) = 21.39 sq. ft.
1 Haath = 1.5 ft.

For Distance

1 angul = approx. 0.75 inch
4 angul = 1 dharnugrah (bow grip) = 3 in
8 angul = 1 dhanurmushti (fist with thumb raised) = 6 in
12 angul = 1 vitastaa (span) = 9 in
2 vittaa (cubit) = 18 in
4 haath = 1 dand or dhanush (bow) = 6 ft
2000 dand = 1 kos or Gorut = 4000 yards or 2.25 miles
4 kosh = 1 yojan = 9 miles = 14.48 km