The unit is still in use in many areas previously ruled by the Ottomans, although the new or metric dunam has been redefined as exactly one decare (1000 m2), which is 1/10 hectare (1/10 * 10,000 m2), like the modern Greek royal stremma.
The Dictionary of Modern Greek defines the old Ottoman stremma as approximately 1,270 m2, but Costas Lapavitsas used the value of 1,600 m2 for the region of Naoussa in the early 20th century.
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro
In Bosnia and Herzegovina and also Serbia, the unit is called dulum () or dunum (). In Bosnia and Herzegovina dunum (or dulum) equals 1,000m2. One dulum is equal to 1,600m2 for the region of Leskovac, south Serbia.
In Albania it is called dynym or dylym. It is equal to 1,000 square meters.
In Cyprus, a donum is 14,400 square feet (1,340 m2). In the Republic of Cyprus older Greek-Cypriots also still refer to the donum, although this is gradually being replaced by another local Greek Cypriot dialect word, ['skales], rather than the mainland Greek word stremma (equivalent to a decare). However, officially Cyprus uses the square metre and the hectare.
A donum consists of 4 evleks, each of which consists of 3,600 square feet (330 m2).
In Greece, the old dönüm is called a "Turkish stremma", while today, a stremma or "royal stremma" is exactly one decare, like the metric dönüm.
In Iraq, the dunam is 2,500 square metres (0.25 ha).
Syria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Turkey
The ByzantineGreekstremma was the probable source of the Turkish unit. The zeugarion (Turkish çift) was a similar unit derived from the area plowed by a team of oxen in a day. The Englishacre was originally similar to both units in principle, although it developed separately.
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^ ? ? (in Serbian). Republic Geodetic Authority of the Republic of Serbia. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 2010.