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Katha: Land measurement unit and area conversions


A Katha (Kattha or Cottah) is a unit of land measurement that is typically used in northern and eastern India. Apart from India, katha as a land measurement unit is also used in Bangladesh and Nepal.  In these countries as well, katha signifies varying land sizes.

 

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

Although its usage is limited, katha or kattha as a unit of measurement, is still used in Bihar, parts of Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, Assam and West Bengal. In each state, the size of a katha varies. 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 Bengal 720 square feet

Katha to square feet conversion

 

Measure of Katha in Bangladesh, Nepal

Country Measure
Bangladesh 720 square feet
Nepal 3,645 square feet

 

Full list of Katha to sq ft conversion

Katha Square 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 acre 121.02
3 acre 181.53
4 acre 242.03
5 acre 302.54
6 acre 363.05
7 acre 423.56
8 acre 484.07
9 acre 544.48
10 acre 605.08
12 acre 726.10
15 acre 907.63
20 acre 1,210.17 

 

Full list of Katha to gaj conversion

Katha  Square Gaj
1 Katha 151.22 gaj
2 Katha 302.44 gaj
3 Katha 453.67 gaj
4 Katha 604.89 gaj
5 Katha 756.11 gaj
6 Katha 907.34 gaj
7 Katha 1,058.56 gaj
8 Katha 1,209.78 gaj
9 Katha 1,361.01 gaj
10 Katha 1,512.23 gaj
20 Katha 3,024.46 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 metrics Conversion
One acre to katha One acre is 60.51 katha
One katha to square feet One katha is 720 square feet
One katha to square yard One katha is 79.99 square yard
One rood into katha One rood is 162.86 katha
One bigha to katha One bigha is 37.38 katha
One hectare into katha One hectare is 149.52 katha
One marla into katha One marla is 80.73 katha
One kanal into katha One kanal is 7.56 katha
One guntha into katha One guntha is 16.28 katha
One katha into cent One katha is 1.65 cent
One perch into katha One perch is 4.07 katha
One are into katha One are is 16.09 katha
One katha to square metre One katha is 66.88 square metre
One chatak into katha One chatak is 6.73 katha
One ground into katha One ground is 35.88 katha
One katha to decimal One katha is 4 decimal
One katha into satak One 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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