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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.
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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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"It is an expression of co-existance in Akko," Ophir Pinez-Paz, who heads the Knesset's Internal Affairs Committee, said.
Hamas, which violently overthrew Fatah and took control of Gaza last year, now threatens to take control of the Israeli Galilee city of Akko.
The charge was given by the Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Hassan DanKwambo Saturday afternoon during the coronation ceremony and presentation of Staff of Office to the Emir of Pindiga, Alhaji Mohammed Seyoji Ahmed held in Pindiga town, Akko LGA of the State.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered police to show "zero tolerance" toward Jewish and Arab rioters in the ancient port city of Akko. He told the Cabinet the city's 53,000 residents are being "held hostage by a small group of extremists, both Jews and Arabs."
NOT fewer than 1,226 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to Gombe State have completed the mandatory various skill entrepreneurship development training at a joint orientation exercise held at the NYSC Orientation camp in Amada, Akko local government area of the State.
Jews fearing a terror attack stoned an Arab driver, and Arabs rioted and vandalized Jewish property in the mixed Mediterranean coastal city of Akko (Acre) during the Yom Kippur holiday and fast.
THE presidential aspirations of Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo may suffer a setback following the planned defection of his younger brother, Buhari Mohammed Dankwambo popularly called (BHD), and another strong supporter of the Governor, Auwal Abdullahi Gafakan Akko to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
We will return to Jaffa, Akko [Acre], Lod, Ramle and Ashdod.
A teenager, 19-years-old Idris Abubakar of Pindiga town in Akko LGA of Gombe State has been arrested by the State Police Command for alleged possession of the sum of $4,000 (about N1.3 million) which has been recovered from him.
The placards announcing the protest were directed against "Israeli Arabs" and said: "The Arab enemy within us, in Lod, Akko and Wadi Ara, and in Jerusalem, supports and encourages murder of Jews." They added: "In the face of the state authorities' inaction, we shall come ourselves and do what needs to be done as representatives of the People of Israel." They ended with a Purim allusion: "The opposite shall happen: the Jews shall control their haters."
The Police Boss further explained that the arrested duo gave identity of the principal suspect, Osisioma Daniel, of Hardawa, Bauchi State who was trailed to his hideout in Tulmi Village in Akko LGA of Gombe State, but that Osisioma managed to escape with injuries on his head.
The first will take place at the Tunisian Beit HaKnesset of Akko (north of Haifa) on May 14.