In the Dutch East Indies and subsequently in Indonesia, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of length.
The square paal = 320 buows, or about 2,270,877.76 square meters (about 561.18 acres).
Both values (the first at 1.507 km) are given in
The Netherlands Indies.
Buitenzorg, Java: Division of Commerce, Dept. of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce, (1928?)
Encyclopaedie van Nederlansch-Indië..
S. de Graaff and D. G. Stibbe, editors.
's-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1918.
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