Hectare meaning

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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.
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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.

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A metric unit of area equal to 100 ares (2.471 acres).
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One hundred ares or 10,000 square meters or 0.01 square kilometer (11,959.9 square yards or 2.471 acres): abbrev. ha.
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Origin of hectare

  • From French hectare, formed from Ancient Greek ἑκατόν (hekaton, “hundred”) + are.

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