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Vietnam’s Post-1975 Agrarian Reforms

Note on measurements

The measurement of land areas and paddy yields varies across regions of Vietnam in terms of the unit used and its value. Villagers in Quảng Nam use sào (equal to 500 square metres), thước (one-fifteenth of 1 sào), mẫu (equal to 10 sào or 0.5 hectare) and hectares (equal to 20 sào) to measure their land area. They often use ang (equal to 4.5 kilograms of paddy) to measure their paddy yield. Meanwhile, more productive villages in An Giang use công (1,000 sq m), mẫu (10 công or 1 ha) and hectares to measure their land area. Villagers often use gịa (equal to 20 kg) to measure their paddy yield.


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