fanegada

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The fanegada was originally a seed measure of land, the amount of land that could be sown with a fanega of wheat. It was made legal throughout the kingdom of Spain in 1801, at approximately 6425 square meters.link to a table showing relationships between Spanish land area units

Three smaller fanegadas were also used in Spain.

One, also called an aranzada or arançada, was used for vinyards and fields of oats and barley, = 400 square estadeles. In some cases these fanegadas were measured in estadals of 11 pie instead of 12, in which case they would be approximately 3750 square meters.

The second fanegada had an area of 500 square estadales. When the estadel was taken as 11 pie instead of 12, such fanegadas would be approximately 4690 square meters.

In Valencia there was a much smaller fanegada, approximately 692 square meters, divided as follows:

cahizada

fanegada

6

square braza

33¹⁄₃

200

square vara

4

133¹⁄₃

800

square palmo

18

64

2133¹⁄₃

12,800

0.288
sq. m

5.2
sq. m

20.76
sq. m

692
sq. m

4152
sq. m

sources

La fanegada de tierra se entiende en algunas partes de Castilla, y principalmente en Toledo, de 500. estadales de á 11. pies (que es la longitud que tiene el estadal de hierro que conserva en sus Archivos), que hacen 73¹⁄₃ varas en quadro de superficie, ó 48400. pies; de él hacen tambien uso en Cádiz, Granada, Jaen, Ubeda, Baca, Benamarcota, Cómares, Vocercutal y otros Pueblos.

The fanegada of land is understood in some parts of Castille, and mainly in Toledo, to be 500 estadales of 11 pies (that is the length of the iron estadale that they preserve in their Archives), which make 73¹⁄₃ varas square in area, or 48,400 [square] pies; they also make use of it in Cadiz, Granada, Jaen, Ubeda, Baca, Benamarcota, Cómares, Vocercutal and other towns.

Don Vicente Martinez Gomez.
Manual de Comercio en que se halla La Description de las Monedas, Pesas y Medidas que se usan en los Reynos de España
Madrid: en la Imprenta de Don Benito Cano, 1795.
Page 11.

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In Colombia, 20th century (UN, 1966), a unit of area, approximately 6,400 square meters (approximately 1.58 acres).

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In Peru, 20th century (UN, 1966), a unit of area, approximately 6,459.6 square meters (about 1.6 acres).

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In Venezuela A map showing the location of Venezuela., a unit of land area, 6,990 square meters (about 1.73 acres).

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In Bolivia, 20th century, various units of land area:

Department Town Area
in square meters
La Paz Inquisivi, Viacha 3500.00
Cochabamba Aiquile, Arani, Sacaba, Capinota 28,978.00
Arque 20,976.00
320.00
Cliza, Cochabamba, Punata, Quillacollo, Tarata, Villa Viscarra 28,976.00
Potosi Arampampa, Potosi, Tupiza, Uncía, Uyunia 28,976.00
Oruro Huanuni 256.00
Tarija Concepción 28,976.00
Entre Ríos 100
Pampa Redon 41,784.00
San Lorenzo, Tarija 29,262.00

[Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.

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