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Distance Unit Conversions |
Below is a handy conversion calculator for common (and a few uncommon) units of area. The definition of each term can be found below.
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Be sure to see the conversion table for distance/length units if you are not familiar with both systems:
Unit | Equivalent measures + comments |
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Square Inch (sq in, in^{2}) |
The area of a square measuring one inch on a side. There are 144 square inches in a square foot. 1 sq in = 6.45 sq centimeters. |
Square Foot (sq ft, ft^{2}) |
The area of a square measuring one foot on a side. One sq foot = 144 sq inches = 929 sq centimeters. |
Square Yard (sq yd, yd^{2}) |
The area of a square measuring one yard on a side. One sq yard = 9 sq feet = 0.836 sq meters. |
Square Rod (sq rd, rd^{2}) |
The area of a square measuring one rod (16.5 feet) on a side. One sq rod = 272.5 sq feet = 25.29 sq meters. Uncommon unit. |
Acre (acre) |
The area of a square measuring approximately 209 feet on a side. 1 acre = 43,560 square feet = 4047 sq meters = 0.4047 hectares. |
Quarter Section (??) |
The area of a square measuring 0.5 mile (2,640 feet) on a side. Four quarter sections make up one section, which is equivalent to one square mile. One quarter section = 160 acres = 0.648 sq kilometers = 6.9 million sq feet. |
Square Mile (sq mi, mi^{2}) |
The area of a square measuring one mile (5,280 feet) on a side. Also called a section. One sq mile = 640 acres = 2.59 sq kilometers = 27 million sq feet = 4 quarter sections. |
Square Millimeter (sq mm, mm^{2}) |
The area of a square measuring one millimeter (0.001 meters) on a side. One sq mm = 0.01 sq centimeters = 0.00155 sq inches. |
Square Centimeter (sq cm, cm^{2}) |
The area of a square measuring one centimeter (0.01 meters) on a side. One sq cm = 100 sq millimeters = 0.155 sq inches. |
Square Meter (sq m, m^{2}) |
The area of a square measuring one meter on a side. One sq m = 10.764 sq feet = 1.196 sq yards = 0.0001 ares. |
Are (a) |
The area of a square measuring ten meters on a side. One are = 1076 sq feet = 100 sq meters = 0.01 hectares = 0.0247105 acres. |
Hectare (ha) |
The area of a square measuring 100 meters on a side. One hectare = 2.47 acres = 10,000 sq meters = 0.01 sq kilometers. |
Square Kilometers (sq km, km^{2}) |
The area of a square measuring one kilometer on a side. One sq km = 247 acres = 100 hectares = 10,763,910 sq feet = 0.386 sq miles. |
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