) is a unit of area
. It is used in Egypt
, and Syria
. The feddan is not an SI unit
and in Arabic, the word means 'a yoke
': implying the area of ground that could be tilled by them in a certain time. In Egypt
the feddan is the only non-metric unit which remained in use following the switch to the metric system
Many feddan, 1 Feddo
1 feddan = 24 kirat = 4200 square metres
(m²) = 1.038 acres
In Syria, the feddan ranges from 2295 square metres (m²) to 3443 square metres (m²).
- These are traditional Scottish measuring systems, which are calculated in a similar fashion.