Convert square rod to square furlong - Conversion of Measurement Units

Convert square rod to square furlong

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How many square rod in 1 square furlong?
The answer is 1599.9999894358.
We assume you are converting between square rod and square furlong.
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The SI derived unit for area is the square meter.
1 square meter is equal to 0.039536702722883 square rod, or 2.4710439364956E-5 square furlong.
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A square rod is defined as the area of a square
with sides one rod in length.

The definition of a rod is as follows:

A rod is a unit of length, equal to 11 cubits, 5.0292 metres or 16.5 feet. A rod is the same length as a perch[1] and a pole. The lengths of the perch (one rod) and chain (four rods) were standardized in 1607 by Edmund Gunter.

The length is equal to the standardized length of the ox goad used by medieval English ploughmen; fields were measured in acres which were one chain (four rods) by one furlong (in the United Kingdom, ten chains).

Definition: Square furlong

A square furlong is defined as the area of a square
with sides one furlong in length.

The definition of a furlong is as follows:

A furlong is a measure of distance within Imperial units and U.S. customary units, and is equal to 660 feet or 201.168 metres. There are eight furlongs in a mile.

Distances for thoroughbred horse races in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States are still given in miles and furlongs (example), but the unit is otherwise no longer in common use. It is heavily used within the rail industry (especially maintenance and repair services) in the UK, due to the legacy measurements and distance markers from when the tracks were first laid down.

Coincidentally, 5 furlongs is approximately 1 kilometer (1.00584 to be exact).

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