Manzana (unit)

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A manzana (English: "apple") is a unit of area used in Argentina and in many Central American countries:

It was originally defined as 10,000 sq. varas.

Nowadays, it is equivalent to:

  • In Argentina: it is equivalent to a hectare (i.e. 10,000 m2). However (and in the most situations), an area delimited by four streets is also called manzana.
  • In most Central American countries: it is equivalent to approximately 1.72 acres = 6,961 m2, with small variations in each country.
  • In Belize: 8,353 m2 = 2.064 acres

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