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A measure of area, especially of land. The area of an acre is not standardized; an American acre is slightly larger than an international acre. It is roughly 4,840 square yards. Historically, an acre is said to be an approximation of the land a single ox could plough in a day. It is often used in real estate transactions.


Historically, the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in one day;today,a quantity of land containing 43,560 square feet.An acre can be any shape.Especially in the case of commercial properties,land values are usually expressed in terms of price per square foot rather then price per acre.

Example:  If you know that a 16-acre parcel recently sold for $10,000,000, you calculate the price per foot as follows:

16 acres      43,560 square feet per acre       696,960 square feet

$10,000,000     696,960 feet     $14.35 per square foot

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Akka reported last month on the cases of two Palestinian minors who were tortured, abused, and medically neglected in Israeli custody, one of which after being shot at point-blank range when Israeli forces detained them for rock throwing in the occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.
name of this city was Ake, or, as it is called in scripture, Accho; it was one of the places, out which Asser did not drive the antient inhabitants, and seems always to have retained this name among the natives of the country, for the Arabs call it Akka at this time.
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Officials also confirmed that security forces had defused at least five roadside IEDS in the Akka Khel area which were planted to target them.
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The grandmother of the family I met with had lived through the Nakba of 1948, when her family was moved from the Mediterranean coast city of Akka to the refugee camp where she currently lives.
However, unknown people scraped off the Arabic transliteration and wrote next to it the original Arabic name, pronounced Akka .
Afirmou ser o portador de uma mensagem divina destinada a estabelecer a unidade mundial, fundando a Fe Baha'i sofreu exilio da sua terra natal ate ser aprisionado definitivamente em Akka, que atualmente localiza-se em Israel.
Before the Nakba my maternal grandmother and two aunts lived in Akka (Arabic for Acre) and it was usual for people to travel there on horseback or, more commonly, on the back of a donkey.