Katha: Land measurement unit and area conversions


Katha is a land measurement unit popularly used in Bihar, Bengal, Nepal and Bangladesh. Know more about Katha and area conversion. Here is a comprehensive list of acre to Katha conversion, Katha conversion into other units and measure of Katha in Indian states

A Katha (Kattha or Cottah) is a unit of land measurement typically used in northern and eastern India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

 

Is Katha still used in India as a unit of measurement?

Yes, although there is very limited use of this term, regions in eastern India still use it. In Bihar, parts of Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, Assam and West Bengal, Katha or Kattha as a unit of measurement is still used. In each of these areas though, the size varies significantly.

Let us take a look at the measure of Katha in different Indian states.

 

Measure of Katha in Indian states

City/ State Measure
Bihar (whole)750  to 2,000 square feet | 32 by 30 feet in length and breadth
Palamu (Jharkhand)1,742 square feet
Patna (Bihar)1,361 square feet
Assam 2,880 square feet
West Bengal720 square feet

Katha to square feet conversion

 

Measure of Katha in Bangladesh, Nepal

CountryMeasure
Bangladesh720 square feet
Nepal3,645 square feet

 

Full list of Katha to sq ft conversion

KathaSquare feet (Sq ft)
1 Katha= 720 Square Feet (sq ft)
2 Katha= 1,440 Square Feet (sq ft)
3 Katha= 2,160 Square Feet (sq ft)
4 Katha= 2,880 Square Feet (sq ft)
5 Katha= 3,600 Square Feet (sq ft)
6 Katha= 4,320 Square Feet (sq ft)
7 Katha= 5,040 Square Feet (sq ft)
8 Katha= 5,760 Square Feet (sq ft)
9 Katha= 6,480 Square Feet (sq ft)
10 Katha= 7,200 Square Feet (sq ft)
11 Katha= 7,920 Square Feet (sq ft)
12 Katha= 8,640 Square Feet (sq ft)
13 Katha= 9,360 Square Feet (sq ft)
14 Katha= 10,080 Square Feet (sq ft)
15 Katha= 10,800 Square Feet (sq ft)
16 Katha= 11,520 Square Feet (sq ft)
17 Katha= 12,240 Square Feet (sq ft)
18 Katha= 12,960 Square Feet (sq ft)
19 Katha= 13,680 Square Feet (sq ft)
20 Katha= 14,400 Square Feet (sq ft)
21 Katha= 15,120 Square Feet (sq ft)
22 Katha= 15,840 Square Feet (sq ft)
23 Katha= 16,560 Square Feet (sq ft)
24 Katha= 17,280 Square Feet (sq ft)
25 Katha= 18,000 Square Feet (sq ft)
26 Katha= 18,720 Square Feet (sq ft)
27 Katha= 19,440 Square Feet (sq ft)
28 Katha= 20,160 Square Feet (sq ft)
29 Katha= 20,880 Square Feet (sq ft)
30 Katha= 21,600 Square Feet (sq ft)
31 Katha= 22,320 Square Feet (sq ft)
32 Katha= 23,040 Square Feet (sq ft)
33 Katha= 23,760 Square Feet (sq ft)
34 Katha= 24,480 Square Feet (sq ft)
35 Katha= 25,200 Square Feet (sq ft)
36 Katha= 25,920 Square Feet (sq ft)
37 Katha= 26,640 Square Feet (sq ft)
38 Katha= 27,360 Square Feet (sq ft)
39 Katha= 28,080 Square Feet (sq ft)
40 Katha= 28,800 Square Feet (sq ft)
41 Katha= 29,520 Square Feet (sq ft)
42 Katha= 30,240 Square Feet (sq ft)
43 Katha= 30,960 Square Feet (sq ft)
44 Katha= 31,680 Square Feet (sq ft)
45 Katha= 32,400 Square Feet (sq ft)
46 Katha= 33,120 Square Feet (sq ft)
47 Katha= 33,840 Square Feet (sq ft)
48 Katha= 34,560 Square Feet (sq ft)
49 Katha= 35,280 Square Feet (sq ft)
50 Katha= 36,000 Square Feet (sq ft)

 

Acre to Katha conversion

Acre Katha
1 acre 60.51 
2 acre121.02
3 acre181.53
4 acre242.03
5 acre302.54
6 acre363.05
7 acre423.56
8 acre484.07
9 acre544.48
10 acre605.08
12 acre726.10
15 acre907.63
20 acre1,210.17 

 

Full list of Katha to gaj conversion

Katha Square Gaj
1 Katha151.22 gaj
2 Katha302.44 gaj
3 Katha453.67 gaj
4 Katha604.89 gaj
5 Katha756.11 gaj
6 Katha907.34 gaj
7 Katha1,058.56 gaj
8 Katha1,209.78 gaj
9 Katha1,361.01 gaj
10 Katha1,512.23 gaj
20 Katha3,024.46 gaj

Note: Katha to square gaj conversion shown in this table is applicable to Bihar and it may vary in other states.

 

Convert Katha to other units

Popular conversion metricsConversion
One acre to kathaOne acre is 60.51 katha
One katha to square feetOne katha is 720 square feet
One katha to square yardOne katha is 79.99 square yard
One rood into kathaOne rood is 162.86 katha
One bigha to kathaOne bigha is 37.38 katha
One hectare into kathaOne hectare is 149.52 katha
One marla into kathaOne marla is 80.73 katha
One kanal into kathaOne kanal is 7.56 katha
One guntha into kathaOne guntha is 16.28 katha
One katha into centOne katha is 1.65 cent
One perch into kathaOne perch is 4.07 katha
One are into kathaOne are is 16.09 katha
One katha to square metreOne katha is 66.88 square metre
One chatak into kathaOne chatak is 6.73 katha
One ground into kathaOne ground is 35.88 katha
One katha to decimalOne katha is 4 decimal
One katha into satakOne katha is 1.65 satak

Simplifying land measurements

Length (unit)

Conversion 

1 Centimeter (cm)

10 mm, 0.01 m

1 Chain (ch)

66 ft, 22 yd (gaj), 100 links (kadi), 4 rods

1 Feet (ft)

12 inches, 30.48 cm

1 Furlong

660 ft, 220 yd, 40 rods, 10 chains

1 Gaj

1 yd, 0.91444 m, 3 ft, 36 in

1 Gattha

5.5 hath, 2.75 yd, 8.25 ft, 99 in

1 Hath

0.5 yd, 18 in, 1.5 ft

1 Inch (in)

2.54 cm, 0.0833 ft

1 Jarib (Shahjahani)

165 ft

1 Jarib (Gantari)

132 ft

1 Karam

66 in, 5.5 ft

1 Kilometer (km)

1000m, 3280.84 ft

1 Meter (m)

100 cm, 39.3701 in, 3.28084 ft

1 Mile (mi)

1.60934 km, 5280 ft

1 Millimeter (mm)

0.1 cm, 0.001m

1 Perch/ Rod/Pole

16.5 sqft, 5.5 yd

1 Yard (yd)

1 Gaj, 3 ft, 36 in, 0.91444 m

FAQ

How much is one katha or kattha approximately?

One katha is roughly six ft long in Bengal but it varies from place to place.

Which are the popular land area measurement units in east India?

Chatak, Dhur, Kattha and Lecha are commonly used in West Bengal, Assam and Tripura.

How much is one katha in Siwan, Bihar?

It can vary from 750-2,000 sq ft across Bihar. In Siwan, it is 1,520 sq ft.

 

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