Acre to Hectare Converter
What does an acre mean?
During middle ages, acre was first introduced but it’s definition was not clear. It was defined as the amount of land plowed in one day by one man and an ox. No doubt that this definition can’t be longer used as oxen don’t work with the same rate.
Nowadays, Acre is a unit of area used commonly for measuring tracts of land which equals 43,560 square feet. We can say that the area of New York City is approximately 300,000 acres.
Acre can measure any area- rectangles, circles or even hexagons- regardless of it’s shape.
The commercial acre is another acre which is used to measure roads and alleyways.
United Sates is using another acre to measure roads and alleyways, it is called the commercial acre. It is approximately 82.6 percent of an international acre(36,000 square feet).
What is “hectare“?
To answer this question we should first visualize the term of “are”.
“are” was first identified when the metric system was introduced in 1796 as 100 square meters.
After the rationalization of the metric system in 1960, “are” was no more accepted as a unit of area, however, the hectare was not. One hectare equals 100 ares. Hectare is used widely to measure land area.
You should know that almost every sports fields are one hectare in size. Note that the centiare is one square metre while the deciare is ten square metres.