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# How many square meters in half an acre?

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There are 2,023.43 square meters in half an acre. A half-acre is also equal to an area of 0.2 hectare, 2,420 square yards or 21,780 square feet.

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The acre has been used as a measurement of area since the Middle Ages, but the exact size of an acre was not standardized to a measurement of 4,840 square yards until the British Weights and Measures Act of 1878. The medieval acre equated to the amount of land that a yoke of oxen were able to till in a day. The word "acre" is derived from the Old English word "æcer," which meant an open field.

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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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If the shape of the acre of land is a perfect square, then the dimension is 208.71 feet by 208.71 feet. An acre is an area of land that measures 43,560 square feet. All of the side dimensions in feet equal the square root of 43,560 square feet.

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An acre is 43,560 square feet of area in any shape. This measure of square footage is not surface area, but is instead a measure along a flat plane. A square-shaped acre plot has 208.7 feet per side, and a square mile contains 640 acres.