Joch [German]

See also Jochacker.

In Lower Austria, a unit of land area. Article 4 of the law¹ establishing the metric system in Austria specified that the niederösterrisches Joch was equivalent to 5,754.642 square meters (about 1.422 acres). Literally, “yoke” (of oxen), originally the amount of land that could be plowed in one day by a yoke of oxen.

   

Joch

 

Metze

3

square Klafter

533 1/3

1,600

3.597
sq. m

1918.21
sq. m

5754.64
sq. m

1. Gesetz of 23 July 1871, R.G.B 1872, No. 16. The law is reproduced in
Georg Thaa.
Das Mass- und Gewichtwesen und der Richdienst in Österreich.
Volume 13 of Taschenausgabe de österreichischen Gesetze.
Vienna: Munz'sche k. u. k. Hof- Verlags- und Universitats-Buchhandlung, 1900.

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