How Many Plots Of Land Make One Acre?

How many plots of land make one acre of land?

The words Plot and Acre are mostly used by people in the real estate industry, whether buyers, middlemen, investors, land and property owners as well as various real estate agencies. Alongside those words are; hectares, feet, inches, metres amongst others. These various terms have different sizes which also helps in allocating prices. 

There are two standards of measurement used for land. They are: the imperial (Feet; Acres) and the metric (Metres; Hectares). Artisans usually communicate with the imperial system whilst professionals tend to converse in the S.I units (mm, cm, metres). These measurements are dynamic and not static as they are subject to change due to a number of factors including environmental and human factors.

In this article, we will be answering the popular question, “how many plots of land make one acre?” We’d also be answering several other related questions asked by land users or real estate buyers and surveyors in today’s market. 

Terminologies Used And Their Measurements 

The following are the different land terminologies used today and their respective measurements:

Plots: How Many Plots Of Land Make One Acre?

Plot is a term used to describe a land division made in a particular area by the government or owners for building or farming as the case may be. In Nigeria, the appropriate land division for a plot of land is 50 x 100 feet. This is because it is suitable for the construction of a standard house with a compound. The size however varies for different reasons. 

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This is the standard unit of measurement used by estate developers and land sellers. It is the product of any rectangular plot of land giving a total of 4,046sqm Or 43,560sq ft which is the equivalent of a standard football field. An acre is made up of 6 plots each measuring 60 x 120 ft. One acre is about 40% of an hectare.


This metric unit measures about 100m x 100m Or 328ft x 328ft Or 10,000sqm. It is the least used metric unit. It is about 2 and half acres consisting of 15 plots. However, since there’s no definite measurement, buyers and land developers are always arguing about what the unit of land should be.

How many plots of land make an acre?

Is There A Standard Measurement?

No there isn’t as land location, possession, circumstances around the purchase of the land are factors that cause differences in measurement of land sizes in Nigeria. 

Plots were initially 1000sqm but as land prices came up, the quotation began to vary particularly in government reserved areas (GRAs) of various states. That is, you can get a commercial plot of land in calabar for 1100sqm, but would get 450sqm in Niger Delta areas where many companies are. 

In Lagos, the standard size for a plot is 60 x 120 ft whilst it ranges from 60′ x 100 to 80′ x 120 ft in other states. This is because the size of buildings accepted in other states may not be accepted in Lagos due to longer setbacks from the road. 

Therefore, there is no general standard for a plot, however both seller and buyer have to be familiar with the plot calculations in that state in order not to get cheated.

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What To Note When Buying Land in Nigeria

1 Due to the absence of a standard measurement, it is best to make enquiries about the exact size of the plot in square metres before proceeding the transaction process 

2. It is best to buy lands through lawyers and in estates to avoid issues with government and touts popularly called omo oniles

3. Take note of the shape of the land to be purchased in order not to buy inclined and slanted plots. Square plots are better for usage.

4. Ensure you take your own measurements of the land by a trusted source and not stick to face value measurements from the seller. The measurements can be done physically or via dimensions from the plan, the measurements are to correlate with those stated by the seller. 

5. The location of the land being purchased also matters, if it’s located beside the road, you might want to check if the road would not interfere with the exact size of the land.

6. Make sure that the documents such as Certifications of leave, title deeds of Freehold land are also original and up to date. 

Thus, when buying a land, visit the site, measure it with a tape measure, determine the surface area of the site and divide by 10,000 to know whether what is in the certification of lease or title deed is correct. You can also hire the services of a land surveyor who is a professional in land measurement. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How many plots of land make one acre? 

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An Acre consist of 6 plots each measuring 6 x 120ft

2. How many acres of land is a football field? 

The field has a uniform width of 53 1/3 yards (160 feet). If you calculate the entire area of a football field, including the end zones, it works out to 57,600 square feet (360 x 160). One acre equals 43,560 square feet, so a football field is about 1.32 acres in size

3. What size is one acre of land?

One acre of land is approximately 208.71 feet × 208.71 feet (a square) 4,840 square yards which equals 43,560 square feet.

4. How do you calculate acre?

To calculate acre with feet, measure your area and multiply the width by the length to determine square feet. Then, divide the square footage by 43,560

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