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Land size; How is it measured in Nigeria?

Have you ever thought about how land is really measured and sized in Nigeria?

We have put together a guide to enlighten you about how land is measured in Nigeria.

In Nigeria, lands are measured in hectares, acres, meters, and feet. 

These measurements are affected by factors that include, but are not limited to, economic investment and development patterns, human and environmental factors which could lead to mass migration, and artificial scarcity of lands suitable for development.

Plots

A plot of land is a marked-out piece of land.

According to Nigeria’s land divisions, the appropriate plot for house construction is 100 x 50 ft.

A hectare is a plot of land measuring 100m x 100m, or 328ft x 328ft. It is about two and a half acres.

On the other hand, an acre is a rectangular plot of land with a total area of 4,046 sq m or 43,560 sq ft.

According to the dictionary meaning of plot, it is a marked-out piece of land for the purpose of building or farming. The word “plot” is an arbitrary term used to describe a land division carved out for property development. 

The size of a plot of land can vary for different reasons, but according to Nigeria’s land divisions, the appropriate plot for house construction is 100 x 50 ft, which can accommodate a standard house with a small compound.

Acres

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 4,046 sq m or 43,560 sq ft.

We hope this guide was able to guide you in making decisions about land. Do reach out to us if you have any questions.

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