Description in detail

The marla is a traditional unit of area in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The marla was standardized under British rule to be equal to the square rod, or 272.25 square feet, 30.25 squareyards, or 25.2929 square metres. As such, it was exactly one 160th of an acre.

The definition of marla varies between India and Pakistan. In North India, a marla is now based on the yard rather than the acre, and is equal to 25 sq yards. In Pakistan, it is still equal to 30.25 sq yards. A Pakistani marla is often referred to as a "big marla" in India.

One Pakistani Marla is equal to 9 sq karm in Urdu and karoon in Punjabi language 9 Sarsahi is equal to one Marla. 20 marlas in Pakistan are equal to one kanal.

 

Conversion tablesImperial

Metric

North Indian marla

Pakistani marla

1 square foot (144 square inches)

0.0929 sq. metres (929.03 sq. centimetres)

0.040 sarsahi

0.033 karm

1 square yard (9 sq. feet)

0.836 sq. metres

0.360 sarsahi (0.040 marla)

0.298 karm (0.0331 marla)

1.196 sq. yards (10.76 sq. feet)

1 square metre

0.431 sarsahi (0.0478 marla)

0.356 karm (0.0395 marla)

2.778 sq. yards (25 sq. feet)

2.322 sq. metres

1 sarsahi (0.111 marla)

0.826 karm (0.0918 marla)

3.361 sq. yards (30.25 sq. feet)

2.810 sq. metres

1.21 sarsahi (0.134 marla)

1 karm (0.111 marla)

25 sq. yards (225 sq. feet)

20.903 sq. metres

1 marla (9 sarsahi)

0.826 marla (7.438 karm)

30.25 sq. yards (272.25 sq. feet = 0.0625 acres)

25.293 sq. metres

1.21 marla (10.89 sarsahi)

1 marla (9 karm = 0.05 kanal)

605 sq. yards (0.125 acres)

505.857 sq. metres (0.0506 hectares)

24.2 marla

1 kanal (20 marla)

1 acre (4840 sq. yards)

0.405 hectares (4046.856 sq. metres)

193.6 marla

8 kanal (160 marla)

2.471 acres

1 hectare (10000 sq. metres = 0.01 sq. kilometres)

478.396 marla

19.768 kanal (395.369 marla)

247.1 acres (0.386 sq. miles)

1 square kilometre (100 hectares)

47,839.6 marla

1976.8 kanal (39,536.9 marla)

1 square mile (640 acres)

2.590 sq. kilometres (259.0 hectares)

123,904 marla

5120 kanal (102,400 marla)