How many square feet are there per acre?


Quick Answer

There are 43,560 square feet in an acre. An acre is a measure of land area in Imperial units, and a square foot is the area enclosed by a square with each side being 1 foot long.

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The acre has Middle English origins in the word "aker" or the Latin word "ager". It was originally defined as an area that could be plowed in one day with a yoke of oxen pulling a wooden plow. It later came to denote it's modern day representation of any strip of land measuring 4,840 square yards, 160 square rods or 4,047 square meters.

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