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From the e-mail mal bag: Indian paratroopers seize 10 lakh, 54 thousand kanals!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JayFarrar, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I get e-mails from this guy on a pretty regular basis. Why is a good question, but that's not as important as deciphering the 10 lakh 54 thousand kanals measurement system.

    Enjoy!


     
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: From the e-mail mal bag: Indian paratroopers seize 10 lakh, 54 thousand kana

    lakh or lac
    a traditional unit of quantity in India, equal to 105 or 100 000. In India the lakh is used commonly instead of the million and commas are used to isolate the number of lakh; for example, the number 5 300 000 is called 53 lakh and written "53,00,000". See also crore.

    kanal
    a traditional unit of land area in Pakistan, equal to 20 marlas. Under British rule the marla and kanal were standardized so that the kanal equals exactly 605 square yards or 1/8 acre; this is equivalent to about 505.857 square meters.

    So running this thru Dooleyfish, it translates to 1,054,000 kanals, or 131,750 acres, or about 206 square miles.
     
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