The definition of a hectare is 2.471 acres.
An example of a hectare is the size of a piece of property that a homeowner might buy to build their home in a rural area.
one hundred ares or 10,000 square meters or 0.01 square kilometer (11,959.9 square yards or 2.471 acres): abbrev. ha
Origin of hectareFr: see hecto- and amp; are
A metric unit of area equal to 100 ares (2.471 acres). See Table at measurement.
- A unit of surface area (symbol ha) equal to 100 ares (that is, 10,000 square metres, one hundredth of a square kilometre, or approximately 2.5 acres), used for measuring the areas of geographical features such as land and bodies of water.