convertion-morgen to hectares

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convertion-morgen to hectares

Postby ray » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:05 am

could anybody help me convert 240.3913 morgen to hectares.


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Postby spider » Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:06 am

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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:23 am

Per Rowlett, it has had different definitions in different countries.
a traditional unit of land area in Northern Europe. "Morgen" means "morning," and most likely the unit arose as the area a yoke of oxen could plow in one morning. The Dutch morgen, also used in Dutch colonies including old New York, equals about 2.10 acres or 0.850 hectare. In South Africa, this unit was defined to equal 10 246 square yards, which is 2.1169 acres or 0.8567 hectare. In Scandinavia and northern Germany, the morgen is a smaller unit equal to about 0.63 acre or 0.25 hectare (2500 square meters). The Prussian morgen, standardized at 2553.22 square meters, was in common use during the nineteenth century. In Austria and southern Germany, the morgen was often the same as a joch, typically defined to be 0.5755 hectare or about 1.422 acres.

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