The Standard Land Size Measurement for Plot, Acre and Hectare

In Nigeria for instance, Land size is measured in Hectares, Acres, Meters and Feet. These measurements are affected by factors, which include development pattern, human and environmental factors.

Hectare Land size

Hectare field Hectare is not as popular as acre in Nigeria. This metric system unit is equal to 10,000 m2 or 100 areas. Briefly speaking, a hectare is a big piece of land that is 100m x 100m or 328 ft x 328 ft. That is more than two acres. By doing the math, we were able to calculate that a hectare consists of approximately 15 plots.

The hectare is an SI accepted metric system unit of an area equal to a square with 100 meter sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. There are 100 hectares in one square kilometer. An acre is about 0.405 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres.

Note: A Hectare consists of 15 plots, An Acre contains 6 plots therefore 2.5 Acres makes up a Hectare.

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An Acre is a standard unit of measurement used by Land sellers and it is almost 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.

One Acre is roughly 40% of a hectare. The acre is commonly used in many countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, India, Ghana, Liberia, and others.

Standard Land Size Measurement
Land Size Measurement


A plot is a marked out piece of Land in Hectares by the developer or government which is used for the purpose of building or farming.

In Nigeria’s land division, 50 x 100ft is the appropriate land size for a plot of land suitable for a house building or construction which can accommodate a standard house with a small compound.

A plot of land is a marked out piece of land. According to Nigeria’s land divisions, the appropriate plot for a house construction is 100 x 50ft. A hectare is a land measuring 100m x 100m or 328ft x 328ft which is about two and half acres. On the other hand, an acre is a rectangular plot of land with a total of 4,046sqm or 43,560sq ft.

A Standard Plot or and Size in Nigeria like In Lagos State, for instance, the standard size of a plot is 60ft x 120ft (18m x 36m i.e. 648sqm), while in some other cities of the country, plots are measured in 50ft x 100ft.

Plot size varies and depends on the state where one is buying a land. However, there is a measurement that is considered the standard in all the states. As I discussed earlier that Lagos, for instance, the standard measurement of a plot of land is 36 meters by 18 meters (120 feet by 60 feet), which amounts to 648 square meters.

In other States in Nigeria like Rivers, Edo and Oyo, the size of a plot is 30 meters by 15 meters (100 feet by 50 feet), that is 450 square meters.

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Corner Piece

Corner Piece is another features used in land measurement. This is a plot of land located at road intersection and bordered by, at least two access roads; and because of the 6 meter-setback for roads, 3 meters is normally added to the sides close to the roads, hence, instead of the regular 36 meters by 18 meters, the size can increase to 39 meters by 21 meters or 36 meters by 21 meters.

Corner piece plots are relatively more than ordinary plots, not only because of being larger in land size, but they are considered very valuable for commercial developments; and where they are used for residential developments, the premises are much more extensive than regular plots.


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  • Ayeshung Elias Animpuye

    Very useful information


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