aranzada [Spanish]

1

In Spain, ? – 19th century, a unit of land area used for vineyards and fields of oats or barley, = 400 square estadales = 48,400 square pie of Burgos. Also spelled aran�ada and arranzada. It is said to have shown little regional variation. After 1801, it was about 4,462.24 square meters (about 1.1 acres).

Some authorities, however, say that for the aranzada an estadal of 11 rather than 12 pie was used, in which case the aranzada would be 3,749.52 square meters.

An official compilation of 1886, based on equivalents approved by the ordinance of 9 December 1852, says that in the province of Ávila, the aranzada = 6400 square varas, about 4,471.9179 square meters, and in the province of Sevilla, = 6806¼ square Castillian varas, about 4,755.7799 square meters.¹ In Cordoba, = 5,256¼ square varas, about 3,672.73 square meters.

1. Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico y Estadístico.
Equivalencias entre las Pesas y Medidas Usadas Antiguamente en las Diversas Provincias de España y las Legales del Sistema Métrico-Decimal.
Publicadas de Real Orden.
Madrid: Imprenta de la Dirección General del Instituto Geográfica y Estadístico, 1886.

2

In Colombia, article 3 of the law of 26 May 1836 defined the aranzada as a square 25 varas on each side, or an area of 625 square varas.  As the vara was legally 0.8 meter in Colombia, the aranzada = 400 square meters.

sources

La aranzada para medir las tierras será un cuadro de 20 estadales de lado, o tendrá de superficie 400 estadales cuadrados.

Novísima Recopilación, (Madrid, 1805), Book 9, Title 9, Law 5,
under the heading “igualación de pesos y medidas para todo el Reyno”

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