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Land Sizes In Nigeria: All You Need To Know 2024

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The sizes of a land in different states in Nigeria can be very confusing!

Many Nigerians ask questions about varying land sizes. I for one will love to be in the know so that no one deceives me when purchasing a land.

Knowing the variations between the different sizes and their precise measurements is important so you do not purchase half plot for a plot. Trust me, some agents can be dubious. 

Land is measured in Hectares, Acres, Meters, and Feet in Nigeria. 

We will explain all you need to know about land sizes in Nigeria in this article. 

How do we Measure Land Sizes in Nigeria?

In Nigeria, land is measured in Hectares, Acres, Meters, and Feet. 

These measurements are affected by factors that include economic investment and development patterns, human and environmental factors which could lead to mass migration, and artificial scarcity of lands suitable for development.

However, if you wish to purchase a land in Nigeria, ensure it is measured in square meters.

Plot

What is a Plot of land?

A plot is an arbitrary term used to describe a land division made in a particular area by the developers or government for the purpose of building or farming.

According to Nigeria’s land division, a plot of land is 50 x 100ft which is suitable for a house construction that can accommodate a standard house with a small compound. 

 When measured in hectares, a plot of land is 100 m by 100 m, or 328 ft by 328 ft. About 2.5 acres make up the area. 

Conversely, a plot of land when measured in acres is 4,046 square meters, or 43,560 square feet, in size.

It is important to note that there is no universal definition of a plot of land in Nigeria. The term plot is often used to describe any piece of land, regardless of size. 

However, for the purpose of real estate transactions, a plot is generally considered to be a standard-sized piece of land that is suitable for building a house or other structure.

Half Plot: 

Half plot is a plot of land that is half the size of a standard plot. It is typically 30 x 60 feet (9m x 18m) or 324 square meters.

Quarter Plot: 

A quarter plot is a plot of land that is   the size of a standard plot. It is typically 15 x 30 feet (4.5m x 9m) or 162 square meters.

What is the standard plot of land size in Nigeria?

The size of a plot of land may vary for various reasons, but in Nigeria, the standard plot for building a house is 100 x 50 feet. This size is ideal for a10,000 sqmhouse and a modest compound. 

Units for Dividing Land Sizes in Nigeria

Various units of area are used to better understand how land is divided in Nigeria

Hectares (HA)

A hectare measures 100m x 100m Or 328ft x 328ft Or . It is the least known metric unit for measuring land size in Nigeria.

A hectare is about two and a half acres, which consists of 15 plots. 

A hectare is a common unit of land measurement in Nigeria. It is equivalent to 10,000 square meters or 2.471 acres. About 15 ploys of land make up an acre. 

This is the accurate measurement of a hectare in real estate. 

Acre

An acre is almost the equivalent of a standard football field. It is the standard unit of measurement popularly used by land sellers. 

A common unit of measurement for land sales is an acre, which is nearly equal in size to a regular football field. Any rectangular piece of land that yields a total of 4,046 square meters (43,560 square feet) is considered an acre.

Any rectangular plot of land which is an acre gives a total of 4,046sqm Or 43,560sq ft. It is often used for smaller land parcels.

An acre consists of 6 plots each measuring 60 x 120ft.

Using an acre, a plot of land should have the following dimensions:

50 x 100ft (15.2 x 30.5m) or 463.6 square meters. This means there are 8.7 plots of land that measure 463.6sqm in an acre.

18.3 x 36.6 m / 60 x 120 ft / 669.8 square metres. This means there are 6 plots of land that measure 669.8sqm in an acre.

100 x 100 ft / 30.5 x 30.5m 930.25 square metres. This means there are 4.3 plots of land that measure 930.25sqm in an acre.

Square Meters

In some cases, land may be measured in square meters. This is a smaller unit of measurement, with 10,000 square meters equaling one hectare.

One hectare is equal to 10,000 square meters

Variations In Measurements in Nigerian States

Many land buyers have noticed variations in measurements. Land location, possession, and circumstances leading to a transaction have been the major factors for the variations in measurements seen in land sizes in Nigeria.

Initially, plots were approximately 1000sqm but as land prices went up you get the same quote per plot but this can be 400sqm or less in government reserved areas in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, and a few other states.

New layouts in Calabar offer up to 1,100sqm for commercial plots.

For places in the core Niger-Delta where land issues are very touchy, you’d be lucky to get anything above 450 sqm.

Of course, there are states that partition with 60′ x 100, 60′ x 120, 80′ x 120, etc. Normally a corner piece gets more width.

In Lagos State, the standard size of a plot is 60 x 120ft (18m x 36m i.e. 648sqm), while in some other cities of the country, plots are measured in 50 x100ft.

A building that can fit into a 50′ x 100′ plot of land in Benin might not be allowed in say Delta or Lagos State because they need longer setbacks (6m) from the road. 

Lekki needs 9m!

In Edo State and Port-Harcourt, the standard measurement is 50ft x 100ft.

In Abuja, plots allocated by the FCTA come in different sizes and you cannot say a plot of land in Abuja is always 60′ X 120′.

When purchasing land in Nigeria, it is important to get the exact size of the plot in square meters or hectares. This will help you to determine the value of the land and to ensure that you are getting what you paid for.

The standard size of a plot of land in Nigeria is 60 x 120 feet (18m x 36m) or 648 square meters. However, plot sizes can vary depending on the state or region. 

For example, in Lagos State, the standard plot size is 60 x 120 feet, while in Abuja, the standard plot size is 50 x 100 feet.

How is Land Sizes Priced in Nigeria?

Land prices in Nigeria can vary depending on the location, size, and type of land. For example, land in urban areas is generally more expensive than land in rural areas. 

Land that is suitable for commercial development is also generally more expensive than land that is suitable for residential development.

If you are considering purchasing land in Nigeria, it is advisable to consult with a qualified real estate agent who can help you to find the right land for your needs and budget.

Converted Land Sizes

Land Type Plot of Land in Feet Plot of Land in meters Plot of Land in square meters
Half plot 50×50 FT 15×15 M  225 SQM
Full plot 50×100 FT 15×30 M 450 SQM
2 full plots 100×100 FT 30x30M 900 SQM
Full plot 60 FT x 120 FT 18 M x 36M 648 SQM
Half plot 60 x60 FT 18x18M 324 SQM
Full plot 60 x100 FT 18 x 30M 540 SQM
       
       

Always ask the seller for the land measurements in square meters. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a 100 by 100 Plot of Land in Square Meters?

A: This equals a plot of land that is 900 square meters in size and measures 30 meters by 30 meters. This equates to two plots.

What is a 60 by 100 Plot of Land in Square Meters?

This is equivalent to a plot of land that is 540 square meters in size and measures 18 meters by 30 meters.

What is a 60 by 120 Plot of Land in Square Meters?

This equals a plot of land that is 648 square meters in size and measures 18 meters by 36 meters.

What is a 60 by 60 Plot of Land in Square Meters?

This is equivalent to a half plot of land that is 324 square meters in size and measures 18 meters by 18 meters.

What is a 50 by 50 Plot of Land in Square Meters?

This equals 225 square meters of land that is 15 meters by 15 meters in size.

What is the Size of a Half-Plot of Land in Nigeria?

We already mentioned that many factors affect how big a plot of land is. Depending on the location,  may be 9m x 36m, 8m x 30m, 18m x 18m, or 15m × 15m. This equals 30 feet by 120 feet, 60 feet by 60 feet, or 50 feet by 50 feet, or roughly 324 or 225 square feet.

Conclusion

Land sizes vary. But, to get the best measurement, ask the seller for the dimensions in square meters. 

Korrecthomes offer complete measurements for any land you wish to purchase. 

Send us a message to begin the process. 

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