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Rods

The rod (perch, pole or lug) is a surveyors tool and unit of length equal to  5.5 yards, 16.5 feet,  1/320 of a statute mile or one-fourth of a surveyor's chain and 5.0292 meters. The rod is useful as a unit of length because whole number multiples of it can equal one acre of square measure. The 'perfect acre' is a rectangular area of 43,560 square feet, bounded by sides 660 feet by 66 feet long (660 ft long × 66 ft wide), or 220 yards by 22 yards long (220 yd/ long × 22 yd wide), or 40 rods by 4 rods long. Thus, an acre is 160 square rods. Since the adoption of the international yard on 1 July 1959, the rod has been equal to exactly 5.0292 meters.

A rod is the same length as a perch, also sometimes called a pole which measure using cordage or wood, slightly antedated the use of both rods and surveyors chains, made of more dimensionally regular materials. Its name derives from the Ancient Roman unit, the pertica. The measure also has a relationship to the military pike of about the same size and both measures date from the sixteenth century, when that weapon was still utilized in national armies. The tool, normally configured as a metal rod with eye-ends (loops that could be hooked together), was used commonly until quite recently, when it was supplanted by electronic tools such as surveyor lasers (Lidar) and optical target devices for surveying lands. Surveyors rods and chains are still utilized in rough terrains with heavy overgrowth where laser or other optical measurements are difficult or impossible. In old English, the term lug is also used.

Rods
Symbol/abbreviation: rd
Unit of: LENGTH
LENGTH's base unit: meters (SI Unit)
In relation to the base unit (meters), 1 Rods = 5.0292 meters.
[Conversion table] 1 Rods (rd) to all length units
1 rd= 2771.9999999935 agate [typography] (agate)
1 rd= 8.469832159494 alens (aln)
1 rd= 50292000000 angstroms (Å)
1 rd= 3.3618125555312E-11 astronomical unit (au)
1 rd= 5.0292E+18 attometers (am)
1 rd= 0.04258064516129 barleycorns (bcorn)
1 rd= 5029200000000 bicrons (μμ)
1 rd= 95038144137.028 bohr radius (Bohr)
1 rd= 0.027138157894737 cable length uk (cbl[UK])
1 rd= 0.022916666666667 cable length us (cbl[US])
1 rd= 19800 calibers (cal)
1 rd= 19800 centiinch (cin)
1 rd= 502.92 centimeters (cm)
1 rd= 0.25 chains (ch)
1 rd= 11 cubits (cbt)
1 rd= 0.50292 decameters (dam)
1 rd= 50.292 decimeters (dm)
1 rd= 13376.520140895 didot points (didot point)
1 rd= 264 digits (digit)
1 rd= 4.4 ells (eel)
1 rd= 1192.4550119246 ems (EM)
1 rd= 5.0292E-18 exameters (Em)
1 rd= 2.75 fathoms (fath)
1 rd= 16.5 feet (ft)
1 rd= 5.0292E+15 femtometers (fm)
1 rd= 5.0292E+15 fermi (fermi)
1 rd= 44 finger cloth (finer)
1 rd= 226.28571428571 fingerbreadth (fb)
1 rd= 16.011461318052 fods (fod)
1 rd= 0.025 furlongs (fur)
1 rd= 5.0292E-9 gigameters (Gm)
1 rd= 0.16328571428571 greek plethron (pleth)
1 rd= 0.027184864864865 greek stadion (std)
1 rd= 49.5 hands (h)
1 rd= 0.050292 hectometers (hm)
1 rd= 502920 himetrics (hiMetric)
1 rd= 2.6518549190485 hvats (hvat)
1 rd= 198 inches (in)
1 rd= 0.0050292 kilometers (km)
1 rd= 1.6296824368114E-19 kiloparsecs (kpc)
1 rd= 1.9417760617761E-13 light days (ld)
1 rd= 4.6609823911029E-12 light hours (lh)
1 rd= 2.7955530850472E-10 light minutes (lmin)
1 rd= 6.4717539570197E-15 light months (lm)
1 rd= 1.6775183455637E-8 light seconds (ls)
1 rd= 5.3157171546348E-16 light years (ly)
1 rd= 2394.8571428571 lines (l)
1 rd= 24.999949999976 links (li)
1 rd= 5.0292E-6 megameters (Mm)
1 rd= 5.0292 meters (m)
1 rd= 198000000 microinches (μin)
1 rd= 5029200 micrometers (μm)
1 rd= 5029200000000 micromicrons (μμm)
1 rd= 0.003125 miles (mi)
1 rd= 5029.2 millimeters (mm)
1 rd= 198000 mils (mil)
1 rd= 0.00050292 myriameters (Mym)
1 rd= 88 nails cloth (nail)
1 rd= 5029200000 nanometers (nm)
1 rd= 0.00090518358531318 nautical leagues (Nl)
1 rd= 0.0027155507559395 nautical miles (NM)
1 rd= 6.6 paces (pace)
1 rd= 66 palms (palm)
1 rd= 1.6298527202474E-16 parsecs (pc)
1 rd= 1 perch (perch)
1 rd= 5.0292E-15 petameters (Pm)
1 rd= 1188.0000009354 picas (p)
1 rd= 5029200000000 picometers (pm)
1 rd= 19008.002394709 pixels (PX)
1 rd= 3.14325E+35 planck length (pl)
1 rd= 14255.991019848 points (pt)
1 rd= 1 poles (pole)
1 rd= 113.14285714286 rack unit (ru)
1 rd= 1188.0001496693 rems (rem)
1 rd= 1 rods (rd)
1 rd= 0.1416676056338 roman actus (actus)
1 rd= 0.825 ropes (rope)
1 rd= 0.00050292 scandinavian miles (mil[Scandinavian])
1 rd= 22 spans (span)
1 rd= 5.0292E-12 terameters (Tm)
1 rd= 198000 thou (th)
1 rd= 285118.20397982 twips (twip)
1 rd= 5.8073903002309 varas [Argentina] (vr[Argentina])
1 rd= 5.9999879742546 varas [California] (vr[California])
1 rd= 5.8208333333333 varas [Latin America] (vr[Latin])
1 rd= 6.0012887520584 varas [Mexico] (vr[Mexico])
1 rd= 6.0165091518124 varas [Spanish] (vr[Spanish])
1 rd= 5.9399766142653 varas [Texas] (vr[Texas])
1 rd= 0.0047142857142857 versts (vst)
1 rd= 50191416401531 x unit (xu)
1 rd= 5.5 yards (yd)
1 rd= 5.0292E+24 yoctometers (ym)
1 rd= 5.0292E-24 yottameters (Ym)
1 rd= 5.0292E+21 zeptometers (zm)
1 rd= 5.0292E-21 zettameters (Zm)
1 rd= 198 zolls (zoll)