Units of Land Measurements as used in the Uganda Real Estate Industry

Units of Land Measurements as used in the Uganda Real Estate Industry

Uganda’s total area is 241,550.7 square kilometers (sq. km), water bodies share 36,527.4 sq.km (15.3% of Uganda’s total area). Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the U Tanzania and Rwanda. About 80 percent of the country’s total land area is arable, although it is estimated that only 30 percent is being productively utilized. The vegetation is mainly composed of savannah grasslands, woodlands, bush land and tropical rain forest.

Buying any size of Land for sale in Uganda for any purpose, you will need land surveying services to ensure that you are buying the right size as stipulated in the title deed. For instance when buying industrial land, farm land or agricultural land, houses, small plots and any type of property, making land measurement to verify the size is a necessity. Any professional land surveyor always knows how to read and interpret land sizes using the title deed.

All land title deeds whether for leasehold, freehold or Mailo Land tenure systems have to be verified in the land registry/Land offices. The land office will always give you a search report to an applicant who presented a search application to it. Upon confirmation of such sizes, its always necessary to do physical confirmation of the size by opening boundaries to ensure that no encroachment on the land size.

Land sizes Units Conversion Guide for Buying or Selling Land in Uganda

1. 1 Square mile equals to 640 Acres
2. 259 hectares equal 640 acres
3. 1 Hectare equals to 2.47 Acres
4. 1 acre is equivalent to 100 Decimals
5. One is made up of 4046.86 Square Metres
6. 50 decimals equal to half an acre.
7. 25 decimals equal to quarter an acre (100 by 100 feet plot of land)
8. 200*200 feet equal to one acre
9. 12.5 decimals equal to 50 by 100 feet plot of land.
10. 1 meter equals to 100 centimeters
11. 1 foot equals to 11.9 inches
12. 1 square feet equals to 144 square inches
13. 1 square yard equals to 9.6 square feet.
14. 1 square meter equal 10.7 square feet
15. 1 Hectare is made up of 10000 Square Meters