Are, basic unit of area in the metric system, equal to 100 square metres and the equivalent of 0.0247 acre. Its multiple, the hectare (equal to 100 ares), is the principal unit of

**land measurement**for most of the world.Similarly, it is asked, what units are used to measure land?

**HECTARE**? In the metric system the standard unit of land area is the

**hectare**. A

**hectare**is 10,000

**square**meters. Ten thousand

**square**meters to a

**hectare**is an intuitive quantity. It is easily remembered, measured and computed.

How do we calculate hectares?

Find the equivalents and write an identity statement. For example: 1

**hectare**= 2.471 acres or 107,637 square feet; 1 acre = 43,500 square feet or 4,840 square yards; 1 yard = 3 feet; 1 square yard = 9 square feet. Divide the number of acres by 2.471 to convert acreage to**hectares**.What is the size of a hectare of land?

The international rugby field pictured above is very close to one hectare in size, it is actually 1.0008 hectares. A perfect square is

**100 meters**by**100 meters**is a hectare. An acre is about 0.4047 hectare and one hectare contains about**2.47 acres**.