Sweden
land measures

Formally defined in 1665. In origin, these were seed-measures of land; compare the chart of Swedish measures of dry capacity.

           

tunnland

         

spannland

2

       

halvspannland

2

4

     

fjärdingsland

2

4

8

   

kappland

4

8

16

32

 

kannland

7

14

28

56

square aln

250

437.5

1750

3500

7000

14,000

square fot

4

1000

1750

7000

14000

28.000

56,000

881.5
sq. cm

0.353
sq. m

88.15
sq. m

154.27
sq. m

617.071
sq. m

1234.1
sq. m

2,468.3
sq. m

4,936.6
sq. m

A second system of assessing land value for tax purposes was based on the land’s monetary value, rather than geometric area. The names are the names of coins.

   

markland

öreland

8

örtugland

3

24

penningland

8

24

192

Additional land area units are given in the entry on the tunnland.

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