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# How many acres are there in a hectare?

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There are slightly less than 2.5 acres in a hectare. The actual figure is 2.47105 acres per hectare. Based on the size of an acre being equal to a square whose sides are 208.71 feet long, the size of a hectare can be compared to a square whose sides are each 515.75 feet, or about 172 yards, in length.

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The hectare is not officially included in the International System of Units, or SI, metric system. A hectare, in metric terms, is equal to 10,000 square meters, or 104 m2. The status of the hectare is that of a "non-SI unit" that is accepted for use with SI units, and it is also considered a unit whose use is "expected to continue indefinitely," as noted in Section 4.1 of the SI literature. Trafalgar Square in London, England represents an area of about 1 hectare.

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Acres and miles are entirely different measurements; it is not possible to convert acres to miles. Acres are used to measure area, and miles are used to measure distance. Miles can be converted to yards, feet or inches because all three are measures of distance.

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The most common size comparison of an acre is with a standard American football field, which is 6,400 square yards, or 1.32 acres. An acre is roughly the size of a football field without the end zones.

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To convert acres to square feet, input the acre into a metric conversions calculator, and the calculator automatically converts acreage to square feet. Perform the calculation manually by equating one acre to 4,840 square yards or 43,560 square feet.