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Feddan
Feddan
Unit ofArea
Symbolfed
Conversions
SI units4,200 m2

A feddan (Arabic: ‎, romanizedfadd?n) is a unit of area. It is used in Egypt, Sudan, Syria and the Sultanate of Oman. In Classical Arabic, the word means 'a yoke of oxen': implying the area of ground that could be tilled by them in a certain time. In Egypt the feddan is the only non-metric unit which remained in use following the switch to the metric system. A feddan is divided into 24 kirat (Arabic: ‎, q?r?t) in which one kirat equals 175 square metres.[1]

Equivalent units

1 feddan = 24 kirat = 60 metre × 70 metre = 4200[2]square metres (m²) = 0.420 hectares = 1.037 acres[3]

In Syria, the feddan ranges from 2295 square metres (m²) to 3443 square metres (m²).

See also

References

  1. ^ Lyons, H.G. (1907). The cadastral survey of Egypt 1892-1907. ?. p. 41. ISBN 9781176444607. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "What is a feddan?". www.sizes.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Arab Republic of Egypt Toward Agricultural Competitiveness in the 21st Century (PDF) (Report) (23405-EGT ed.). Rural Development, Water and Environment Department Middle East and North Africa Region. 21 December 2001. p. 2.

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