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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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