Manzana (unit)

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

Plan of the health area of the Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia[1]

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)
  • 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
  • In Nicaragua: 7,042.25 m2 = 1.74 acres

If a Vara=83,59 cm then 10,000 sq. varas (a manzana) is equal to 6,987.29m2

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  1. ^ Yo el autor, realice el plano calcándolo de un mapa oficial poco detallado, por esta razón el plano no es 100% exacto en medidas pero la distribución y volumétrica concuerdan con la forma de las manzanas y de los edificios, la escala grafica es sacada intuitivamente

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