›› Measurement unit: hectare

Full name: hectare

Plural form: hectares

Symbol: ha

Category type: area

Scale factor: 10000


›› SI unit: square meter

The SI derived unit for area is the square meter.
1 square meter is equal to 0.0001 hectare.


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›› Definition: Hectare

A hectare (symbol ha) is a metric unit of surface area, equal to 100 ares (the name is a contraction of the SI prefix hecto + are). It is a non-SI unit currently accepted (although discouraged) for use with the SI. Its use is widespread in agriculture where it is more practical than either square metres or square kilometres, typical fields being a few hectares in size.


›› Sample conversions: hectare

hectare to carreau
hectare to acre [Ireland]
hectare to square link [Ramden, Engineer]
hectare to legua
hectare to square petametre
hectare to square parsec
hectare to hundred
hectare to yard
hectare to square city block [East U.S.]
hectare to caballeria [Cuba]