Ground is one of the land measurement units locally popular in south India. Along with ground, cent, ankanam and guntha are the popular land measurement units in the southern parts of India. Considered the oldest unit of area measurement, one ground is commonly taken as 2400 square foot. On the other hand, one acre is equal to 18.15 grounds. 1 cent is equal to 0.18 ground.
Before the 20th century when the international units of land measurement started gaining popularity in India, half a ground space was used to build small individual homes in Tier-II, Tier-III cities. This unit has largely been replaced by the usage of more common land measurement units and the globally accepted measurement units now.
Often used in Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, 1 ground is also considered equal to about 203 square meters in Mumbai. In Kerala, it is equal to about 222.967 square meters.