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Noun

hectares
  1. Plural of hectare

Extensive Definition

A hectare (symbol ha, ) is a unit of area equal to 10,000 square metres, or one square hectometre, and commonly used for measuring land area. A 100 m square is one ha. Its base unit, the are, was defined by older forms of the metric system, but is no longer part of the modern metric system. The Comité International des Poids et Mesures classifies the hectare as a unit that is accepted for use with SI.

Explanation

The hectare is commonly used in many countries, especially in domains concerned with land planning and management such as agriculture, forestry, and town planning where the use of square metres would be cumbersome. In the United Kingdom, United States, and to some extent in Canada, the acre is still used to describe area measurements in comparable situations.

Conversions

One hectare is equivalent to:

Metric

Imperial units

Other

hectares in Afrikaans: Hektaar
hectares in Tosk Albanian: Hektar
hectares in Arabic: هكتار
hectares in Aragonese: Etaria
hectares in Asturian: Hectárea
hectares in Bosnian: Hektar
hectares in Breton: Hektar
hectares in Bulgarian: Хектар
hectares in Catalan: Hectàrea
hectares in Czech: Hektar
hectares in Welsh: Hectar
hectares in Danish: Hektar
hectares in German: Hektar
hectares in Estonian: Hektar
hectares in Modern Greek (1453-): Εκτάριο
hectares in Spanish: Hectárea
hectares in Esperanto: Hektaro
hectares in Basque: Hektarea
hectares in Persian: هکتار
hectares in French: Hectare
hectares in Western Frisian: Hektare
hectares in Friulian: Etar
hectares in Scottish Gaelic: Heactair
hectares in Galician: Hectárea
hectares in Korean: 헥타르
hectares in Croatian: Hektar
hectares in Indonesian: Hektare
hectares in Ossetian: Гектар
hectares in Icelandic: Hektari
hectares in Italian: Ettaro
hectares in Hebrew: הקטאר
hectares in Georgian: ჰექტარი
hectares in Swahili (macrolanguage): Hektari
hectares in Latvian: Hektārs
hectares in Lithuanian: Hektaras
hectares in Hungarian: Hektár
hectares in Malay (macrolanguage): Hektar
hectares in Dutch: Hectare
hectares in Dutch Low Saxon: Bunder
hectares in Japanese: ヘクタール
hectares in Norwegian: Hektar
hectares in Norwegian Nynorsk: Hektar
hectares in Occitan (post 1500): Ectara
hectares in Low German: Hektar
hectares in Polish: Hektar
hectares in Portuguese: Hectare
hectares in Kölsch: Hektar
hectares in Romanian: Hectar
hectares in Russian: Гектар
hectares in Simple English: Hectare
hectares in Slovak: Hektár
hectares in Slovenian: Hektar
hectares in Serbian: Хектар
hectares in Serbo-Croatian: Hektar
hectares in Finnish: Hehtaari
hectares in Swedish: Hektar
hectares in Tamil: ஹெக்டேர்
hectares in Thai: เฮกตาร์
hectares in Vietnamese: Hecta
hectares in Turkish: Hektar
hectares in Ukrainian: Гектар
hectares in Samogitian: Hektars
hectares in Chinese: 公顷
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