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A morgen was a unit of measurement of land in Germany, the Netherlands and the Dutch colonies, including South Africa. The size of a Morgen varies from 1/2 to 2 1/2 acres, which equivalates to approximately 0.202 to 1.012 ha. It was also used in old Prussia, Norway and Denmark, where it was equal to about two-thirds of an acre (0.27 ha). The word is usually taken to be the same as the German and Dutch word for "morning", the area of a morgen being equal to that covered by a morning's ploughing.

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