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    how to convert gaz/ghaz/gaj/ghaj .. a popular area measurement unit in north india into square feet

  • #2
    Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

    I could not find any information on that unit. Can you provide more information about it? Such as where you found it, the context it was used, etc?

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    • #3
      Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

      Hi,

      I too was interested in knowing how to convert gaz.

      It is a very common form of measurement in South Asia (in particular, India and Pakistan). It was prevalent during the Mughal period and while the British did attempt to instate the metric system, a majority of the population still uses this unit.

      Here is some more info on it:
      en.wikipedia..org/wiki/History_of_measurement_systems_in_India
      (Fix the .. thing before using the link, apparently without registering I can't post links.)

      Thanks,

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      • #4
        Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

        Originally posted by Unregistered
        how to convert gaz/ghaz/gaj/ghaj .. a popular area measurement unit in north india into square feet
        Perhaps you should ask a member names Marwahad, he is an engineer and lives in India. I think he would be able to help you.

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        • #5
          Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

          hi normally we as an engineer go by metric system but give me an hour i will try to sort it out

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          • #6
            Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

            ok
            gaz is called yard

            and 1 gaz = 9 square feet

            i hope this can solve the problem

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            • #7
              Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

              Originally posted by Unregistered
              Hi,

              I too was interested in knowing how to convert gaz.

              It is a very common form of measurement in South Asia (in particular, India and Pakistan). It was prevalent during the Mughal period and while the British did attempt to instate the metric system, a majority of the population still uses this unit.
              Hello,

              I wasn't sure about your specific reason for interest in the gaz, so I'm assuming you were inquiring about modern usage? If so, here is a webpage corroborating the value 1 gaz = 1 yard for India, and another showing the same value for Pakistan (but see the difference for Iran):
              For India (Delhi, National Capital Region)--
              See "Agricultural Units of Measurements Used in India" toward bottom of page
              1 Gaz/yard = 1 Yard = 0.91 Meters = 36 Inch
              http://www.hsngroup.com/consult.html#measurement

              For Pakistan--
              In Pakistan, 20th century (UN 1966), a unit of length, = 1 yard (exactly 0.9144 meter)
              http://www.sizes.com/units/gaz.htm
              However, the conversion can be different, depending on circumstances. The difference for Iran was already noted, and I've found references to values in India as much as 25% below the standard value above, varying with when, where, and what the gaz was being used to measure. In addition, there are different variants of the gaz with qualified names, which have different lengths.

              Since the gaz predates the British presence in South Asia, the equivalence with the yard was likely instituted later to reconcile the local and Imperial measurement systems. Thus, earlier values of the gaz were different.

              So, if you're interested in a value from the time of the Mughal Empire instead, or for a different part of India (e.g., Mumbai vs. Delhi), or for a different use (e.g., architecture vs. agriculture), the standard value may not apply. The information I've seen is scattered and incomplete, but if you need a further lead, feel free to post back here with more specific detail about the information you're seeking, and I might be able to help.

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              • #8
                Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

                Originally posted by Unregistered
                Hi,

                I too was interested in knowing how to convert gaz.

                It is a very common form of measurement in South Asia (in particular, India and Pakistan). It was prevalent during the Mughal period and while the British did attempt to instate the metric system, a majority of the population still uses this unit.

                Here is some more info on it:
                en.wikipedia..org/wiki/History_of_measurement_systems_in_India
                (Fix the .. thing before using the link, apparently without registering I can't post links.)

                Thanks,

                Gaj - yard, 1 Yard = 3 Feet, 1 Sq.Feet = 0.1111111 sq Yard, A piece of land with 60 feet length and 24 feet width having area of 1440 sq feet. for convertion into Gaj OR yard multiply 1440 by 0.1111111, which comes to be 159.999 or say 160 Gaj/Yard...hope it is clear now

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                • #9
                  Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

                  Originally posted by Unregistered
                  Gaj - yard, 1 Yard = 3 Feet, 1 Sq.Feet = 0.1111111 sq Yard, A piece of land with 60 feet length and 24 feet width having area of 1440 sq feet. for convertion into Gaj OR yard multiply 1440 by 0.1111111, which comes to be 159.999 or say 160 Gaj/Yard...hope it is clear now
                  Hello Poster,

                  Could you please tell us the geographical region where the conversion 1 gaj = 1440 square feet is used?

                  As I mentioned in my post, different regions appear to have different values, but your value of 160 square yards is vastly larger than anything I have seen on the Web. In contemporary northern India, the references I find indicate a value of 1 square yard (9 square feet). Here are some examples....

                  This article in the Hindu Business Line contains the phrase "It was a 50-gaj (square yard) plot in a small colony ..."--
                  http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...1500161100.htm

                  This construction company has a table showing "TOTAL AREA Sq. Yrds. (GAJ)"--
                  http://property.magicbricks.com/micr...li/pptown.html

                  This property listing shows "150 gaj" in the description and "150.0 Sq Yard" for the area, which would seem to indicate that 1 gaj = 1 square yard--
                  http://www.propertytalaash.com/fprop...ls.php?id=4240

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                  • #10
                    Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

                    As far as I underastand Gaz is Unit of Area while Yard is unit of Length.

                    And per my understanding 1 sq. yard == 1 Gaz.

                    But I haven't found anything to confirm the conversion.

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                    • #11
                      Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

                      In India:
                      1 sq yard = 9 sq meter.
                      where 1 sq yard = 1 sq meter.
                      Example:
                      100 gaj ka plot = 100 sq yard = 900 sq meter.

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                      • #12
                        Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

                        [QUOTE=Unregistered]how to convert gaz/ghaz/gaj/ghaj .. a popular area measurement unit in north india into square feet[/QUOTE

                        605 aq. feet is equal to how many gaz

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                        • #13
                          Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

                          IN INDIA

                          1 gaj almost equal to 3 foot

                          means 100 sq gaj = 900 sq foot

                          1 foot = .3048 meter

                          100 sq foot = 9.2903 sq meter

                          means 900 sq foot = 83.6127 sq meter

                          means 100 sq gaj = 83.6127 sq meter

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                          • #14
                            Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

                            [QUOTE=Unregistered;11246]how to convert 80 gaz into square feet?

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                            • #15
                              Re: area measurement in ghaj,prevalent in north india

                              Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                              Gaj - yard, 1 Yard = 3 Feet, 1 Sq.Feet = 0.1111111 sq Yard, A piece of land with 60 feet length and 24 feet width having area of 1440 sq feet. for convertion into Gaj OR yard multiply 1440 by 0.1111111, which comes to be 159.999 or say 160 Gaj/Yard...hope it is clear now
                              hey i m workin on a project as an Architect in Haryana so this information is too imp for me so can i rely completely on this?????????????????

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