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A feddan (Arabic: فدّان‎, translit. faddān) is a unit of area. It is used in Egypt, Sudan, Syria and the Sultanate of Oman. In Classical Arabic, the word means 'a yoke of oxen': 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. A feddan is divided into 24 kirat (Arabic: قيراط‎, qīrāt) in which one kirat equals 175 square metres.[1]

Equivalent units[edit]

1 feddan = 24 kirat = 60 metre × 70 metre = 4200 square metres (m²) = 0.42 hectares = 1.038 acres

In Syria, the feddan ranges from 2295 square metres (m²) to 3443 square metres (m²).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lyons, H.G. (1907). The cadastral survey of Egypt 1892-1907. Рипол Классик. p. 41. ISBN 9781176444607. Retrieved 20 November 2016.