I often get asked how many plots are in a parcel of land. Most times, the person gives me the dimension or the area of the land and needs to know how many plots are in it.

The first thing you need to know is the area per plot in that location. Is it 660 square meters / plot (sq. mts./plot) or 500 sq. mts per plot etc.? Once you have the area per plot, you can begin your calculation.

Case 1: You have the area of the land

This is the easiest. All you have to do is simple division

For example, the area of the land is 3855 sq. mts.. If the area per plot is 600 sq. mts., the number of plots is simply:

3855/600 =6.425 (6 plots and 0.425 plot)

0.425 of a plot = 0.425 X 600 =255

So in this parcel of land, we have 6 plots and another 255 sq. mts. of land which is not up to a plot.

Case 2: You have the area of the land in a different unit of measurement

If the area of land is in sq. ft and you want it in sq. mts or vice versa

1m = 3.2808 ft.

1 sq. mts(m2) =3.2808ft X 3.2808ft= 10.7636 sq. ft.(ft2)

1 ft. = 0.3048m

1 sq. ft. =0.3048m X 0.3048m=0.0929 sq. mts.

For example, the area of the land is 10,750 sq. ft. and you want it in sq. mts., the area will be 10,750 x 0.0929=998.675 sq. mts

If the area is in acres, in Nigeria, 6 plots make 1 acre so all you have to do is multiply the area by 6

For example, 25 acres= 25 x 6 plots = 150 plots

If the area is in hectares, in Nigeria, 15 plots make 1 hectare so all you have to do is multiply by 15

For example, 10 hectares =10 X 15 plots =150 plots

Case 3: If you have the dimensions of the land

For example if you are speaking with a seller and he says the land is 65m by 90m, what you have to do is compute the area first(65m X 90m) and divide by the standard plot size like in Case 1.

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