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What is plot, acre and hectare of land?

Hello ladies and gentle men, welcome again to Efogator Media Ltd, a place of entertainments and tutorials. In this post, I shall be explaining What a plot of land is, acres of land and hectares of land respectively.

Majority of people who purchase lands and those who not purchase lands do not really understand the meaning of these important real estate terms. It is vital as a person whether you want to buy a land or build a new house or not to understand these names.

Firstly, let us talk about the system of land measurements in our dear nation Nigeria; I do not know if the same measurement is applicable in other parts of the world.

Currently, land is measured in Nigeria in Hectares, Acres, Plots, Meters and Feet. However, these measurements are affected by three major factors which are listed below:

• environmental factors
• developmental patterns
• human factors

What is the exact size of a plot of land in Nigeria?

The English dictionary defined a plot as a portion of land marked out for the purpose of building a house or farming. The word “plot” is an arbitrary term used to describe a land division carved out for a specific property development.

It is important for us to note that the size of a plot of land can vary owing to various reasons; however, according to Nigeria’s land measurement and divisions, the appropriate plot for a house construction is 50ft x 100ft, which can accommodate a standard house with a small compound. To better understand land divisions used in Nigeria, different units of area are used as follows:

1. Hectares (ha)

A hectare is one of the least known metric units and one which potential buyers and estate developers seems to struggle with – it is a land measuring 100m x 100m or 328ft x 328ft or 10,000sqm. It is about two and half acres. A Hectare consists of 15 plots.

2. Acre

An Acre is a standard unit of measurement used by land sellers and it is almost an equivalent to the size of a standard football field. An acre is a product of any rectangular plot of land giving a total of 4,046sqm or 43,560sq ft. An Acre consists of 6 plots each measuring 60 x 120ft.

3. Plot

In Lagos for instance, the standard size of a plot is 60 × 120ft (18m × 36m i.e. 648sqm), while in some other places of the country plots are measured in 50 × 100 ft.

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