Before you hop onto Katha to Chatak Conversion, you must know what Katha and Chatak mean.
Well, in a country like India that is geographically vast, different regions have distinct land types. The same holds true for the measurement units used to map them.
Most people easily understand the measurement system when some globally recognized measurement units are employed in the sale and purchase of apartments and flats across the country. However, whenever local measurement units get involved, the buyers are often boggled. Katha and Chatak are amongst such boggling local units.
But, fret not! We have got you covered. In this blog, you will find the meaning of Katha and Chatak in land measurement, how they are related to each other, how different they are, formulas for conversion, and more.
Let’s start with the definition of Katha.
What is Katha?
Katha is a land measurement unit that is customary but out-of-date after the metrication in the mid 20th century. The measurement unit Katha was born during the Pala Empire. However, it still has its usage in several parts of Eastern India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
As Katha is a local land measurement unit, it doesn't have any short forms or official symbols. Moreover, its value keeps varying from one region to another.
Given below is the table that represents the value of Katha in different locations:
|1 Katha in Bangladesh||729 Square Feet or 67 Square Meter|
|1 Katha in Nepal||338.63 Square Meter or 3645 Square Feet|
1 Katha in India
|In Bihar||750 Square Feet to 2000 Square Feet|
|In North Bihar and Patna||1361 Square Feet|
|In Saran District||4 Decimal|
|In Aurangabad and Gaya||1361.25 Square Feet|
|In Tamil Nadu||1361.25 Square Feet|
|In Assam||2880 Square Feet|
Besides Katha, a few more local land measurement units are also quite popular in the Southern Part of Asia. For instance, Guntha, Ground, Decimal, Kanal, Bigha, Chatak, etc., are prevalent in India.
When real estate agents deal with local people who are oblivious of the standardized land measurement units, they convert the standard land measurement units into their local ones.
For instance, a housing property is mapped, usually in Square Feet. However, to ensure that locals understand it better, they must convert it into their local units. Also, some regions use more than one local unit. In such cases, too, you will feel the need for conversion.
Hence, the process of conversion is quite essential.
Now that you are aware of this unit and its importance, let’s find out where to use it and for what purposes.
Current Use of Katha
Katha is most popularly used in several regions of Bihar, Assam, and West Bengal. Furthermore, it's a local land measurement unit in Bangladesh and Nepal. It is usually employed to map agricultural lands. It also holds significance in the sale and purchase of properties in rural areas where the use of standard land measurement units is still unknown.
What is Chatak?
Similar to Katha, Chatak is also a conventional unit used for land measurement that holds traditional use in southern regions of Asia. It is especially applicable in countries like India and Bangladesh.
Since it's a pretty small unit and links directly to Bigha, its value varies from one place to another depending on the value of Bigha.
Chatak is mostly used in West Bengal and Bangladesh, the Bangla-speaking region of Asia. Hence, it is spelled differently at different places like Shatak, Satak, Chotok, Sotok, etc.
In this blog, we will consider the value of Chatak as used in West Bengal i.e. 1 Katha = 64 Chatak.
Current Use of Chatak
Chatak is mostly used in West Bengal to measure lands.
Relation between Katha and Chatak
The relationship between Katha and Chatak isn’t so intricate to unravel once you discover the underlying figures that unite them.
Just jot it down.
1 Katha = 64 Chatak, and
1 Chatak = 0.015625 Katha.
Once you remember them, it will be pretty easy for you to undertake the process of conversion.
How to Convert Katha to Chatak
Now that you know the relationship between the two, it’s time you find out how to convert one unit into another.
It’s simple. Just multiply the value of Katha by 64 and the resulting value would be in Chatak.
Let us understand it better with the help of the formula and a few examples in the next section.
Formula and Examples on Katha to Chatak
The formula for Katha to Chatak conversion can be expressed as-
Chatak = value of Katha x 64.
Now that you know the formula, let us solve a few examples.
Example 1: Convert 4 Katha to Chatak
Sol: Putting the value of Katha in the above formula, we will get
Katha = 4 x 64 = 256 Chatak.
Hence, 4 Katha is equivalent to 256 Chatak.
Example 2: Convert 5 Katha in Chatak
Sol: Following the same process as above, we will get-
Chatak = 5 x 64 = 320 Chatak.
Hence, 5 Katha is equivalent to 320 Chatak.
Example 3: Convert 10 Katha in Chatak
Sol: As we know, Chatak = value of Katha x Chatak. Therefore,
10 Katha in Chatak = 10 x 64 = 640 Chatak.
Therefore, 10 Katha is equivalent to 640 Chatak.
Katha to Chatak Conversion TableK
|Katha||Chatak||Katha to Chatak|
|1 Katha||64 Chatak||1 Katha is equal to 64 Chatak|
|2 Katha||128 Chatak||2 Katha is equal to 128 Chatak|
|3 Katha||192 Chatak||3 Katha is equal to 192 Chatak|
|4 Katha||256 Chatak||4 Katha is equal to 256 Chatak|
|5 Katha||320 Chatak||5 Katha is equal to 320 Chatak|
|6 Katha||384 Chatak||6 Katha is equal to 384 Chatak|
|7 Katha||448 Chatak||7 Katha is equal to 448 Chatak|
|8 Katha||512 Chatak||8 Katha is equal to 512 Chatak|
|9 Katha||576 Chatak||9 Katha is equal to 576 Chatak|
|10 Katha||640 Chatak||10 Katha is equal to 640 Chatak|
|11 Katha||704 Chatak||11 Katha is equal to 704 Chatak|
|12 Katha||768 Chatak||12 Katha is equal to 768 Chatak|
|13 Katha||832 Chatak||13 Katha is equal to 832 Chatak|
|14 Katha||896 Chatak||14 Katha is equal to 896 Chatak|
|15 Katha||960 Chatak||15 Katha is equal to 960 Chatak|
|16 Katha||1024 Chatak||16 Katha is equal to 1024 Chatak|
|17 Katha||1088 Chatak||17 Katha is equal to 1088 Chatak|
|18 Katha||1152 Chatak||18 Katha is equal to 1152 Chatak|
|19 Katha||1216 Chatak||19 Katha is equal to 1216 Chatak|
|20 Katha||1280 Chatak||20 Katha is equal to 1280 Chatak|
|21 Katha||1344 Chatak||21 Katha is equal to 1344 Chatak|
|22 Katha||1408 Chatak||22 Katha is equal to 1408 Chatak|
|23 Katha||1472 Chatak||23 Katha is equal to 1472 Chatak|
|24 Katha||1536 Chatak||24 Katha is equal to 1536 Chatak|
|25 Katha||1600 Chatak||25 Katha is equal to 1600 Chatak|
|26 Katha||1664 Chatak||26 Katha is equal to 1664 Chatak|
|27 Katha||1728 Chatak||27 Katha is equal to 1728 Chatak|
|28 Katha||1792 Chatak||28 Katha is equal to 1792 Chatak|
|29 Katha||1856 Chatak||29 Katha is equal to 1856 Chatak|
|30 Katha||1920 Chatak||30 Katha is equal to 1920 Chatak|
|31 Katha||1984 Chatak||31 Katha is equal to 1984 Chatak|
|32 Katha||2048 Chatak||32 Katha is equal to 2048 Chatak|
|33 Katha||2112 Chatak||33 Katha is equal to 2112 Chatak|
|34 Katha||2176 Chatak||34 Katha is equal to 2176 Chatak|
|35 Katha||2240 Chatak||35 Katha is equal to 2240 Chatak|
|36 Katha||2304 Chatak||36 Katha is equal to 2304 Chatak|
|37 Katha||2368 Chatak||37 Katha is equal to 2368 Chatak|
|38 Katha||2432 Chatak||38 Katha is equal to 2432 Chatak|
|39 Katha||2496 Chatak||39 Katha is equal to 2496 Chatak|
|40 Katha||2560 Chatak||40 Katha is equal to 2560 Chatak|
|41 Katha||2624 Chatak||41 Katha is equal to 2624 Chatak|
|42 Katha||2688 Chatak||42 Katha is equal to 2688 Chatak|
|43 Katha||2752 Chatak||43 Katha is equal to 2752 Chatak|
|44 Katha||2816 Chatak||44 Katha is equal to 2816 Chatak|
|45 Katha||2880 Chatak||45 Katha is equal to 2880 Chatak|
|46 Katha||2944 Chatak||46 Katha is equal to 2944 Chatak|
|47 Katha||3008 Chatak||47 Katha is equal to 3008 Chatak|
|48 Katha||3072 Chatak||48 Katha is equal to 3072 Chatak|
|49 Katha||3136 Chatak||49 Katha is equal to 3136 Chatak|
|50 Katha||3200 Chatak||50 Katha is equal to 3200 Chatak|
Difference between Katha and Chatak
Katha and Chatak are local land measurement units in India. Although they are used for the same purpose, their uses vary depending on different geographical locations. Besides, they differ from each other in terms of their size and value. To know more, have a look at the table below:
|Basis of Comparison||Katha||Chatak|
|Definition||Katha is a land measurement unit that is customary but out-of-date after the metrication in the mid 20th century.||Chatak is also a conventional unit used for land measurement that holds traditional use in southern regions of Asia.|
|Symbol||Katha (No abbreviation)||Chatak (No abbreviation)|
|Equation||1 Katha = 64 Chatak||1 Chatak = 0.015625 Katha.|
|Size||One Katha is almost 64 times bigger than a Chatak.||One Chatak is smaller than a Katha.|
|Use||It is usually employed to map agricultural lands. It also holds significance in the sale and purchase of properties in rural areas where the use of standard land measurement units is still unknown.||Chatak is mostly used to measure lands.|
|Applicability||Katha is most popularly used in several regions of Bihar, Assam, and West Bengal. Furthermore, it's a local land measurement unit in Bangladesh and Nepal.||Chatak is mostly employed in the Bangla-speaking regions of the South Asia. In India, it’s specifically used in West Bengal.|
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is 1 Kattha in Square Feet?
1 Katha is equal to 720 Square Feet.
What is the value of 1 Kattha?
The value of 1 Kattha in Chatak is 64 Chatak while it is 720 Square Feet. In Bigha, it’s 0.05 Bigha.
What is Chatak in land?
Chatak is a customary unit of land measurement in India and Bangladesh
How many Katha make a Bigha?
20 Katha makes a Bigha.