How big is a 'manzana' of farmland in Honduras?
I was told that the unit of measure for land, similar to an acre, in Honduras is called a "manzana"? How many square feet or square meters is a "manzana"?
1 Manzana (mz.) = 1.68 acres
1 Manzana = 10,000 sq. Varas
Vara is an obsolete Spanish and Portuguese unit of length equal to 0.8359 meters. Vara is pretty close to a yard.
1 manzana = 1.73 acres 1 acre = 4,049 square meters 1 square meter = 10.76 square feet 1 square foot = 0.093 square meters 1 meter = 3.28 feet 1 foot = 0.304 meter 1 manzana = 10,000 square varas 1 square vara = 0.70 square meters
A ´manzana´ is not a specific size but is the area bounded on four sides by streets and is originally undeveloped. Later as there is settlement an address can be given in segmnents or lots (lotes) and by meters from any one of the indicated streets. They tend to be large rather than small, and can be very large in some areas.
I get ads for Manzanas of land from Honduras on one of my websites. Never knew about the exact size as they are for land that is pretty much nothing but Jungle, and totally undeveloped.
I always figured that it was the equivalent of a "block". 100 square meters. Though, I may be mistaken.
I always figured that it was the equivalent of a "block".
In Mexico they sometimes say "manzana" to mean a city block.