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What is an Acre?

What is an Acre? An acre is a unit of measurement commonly used in the United States and other Western countries to measure land area size. It is equal to 43,560 square feet or about 4,047 square meters. Understanding what an acre represents can be helpful for those involved in real estate, agriculture, and land development. The term "acre" has its origins in Old English and was historically defined as the amount of land that could be plowed by a yoke of oxen in one day. Today it serves as an important tool for determining property boundaries, agricultural yields, and real estate transactions. In this article, we will explore the history and significance of the acre as well as its practical applications in modern society. Acres are the standard unit of land measurement.

How big is an Acre?

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Have you ever wondered what is an acre?

Definition of an Acre:

"A unit of area in the U.S. Customary System, used in land and sea floor measurement and equal to 160 square rods, 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet." 

(Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=acre from Dictionary.com)

  • A square acre is 208.71' X 208.71 but and acre can 1' X 43,560'
  • Did you know that 1 square mile is equal to 640 acres.

A square Acre(s):
1 Acre = 208.7’ X 208.7’ (rounded down)
5 Acres = 466.7’ X 466.7’ (rounded up)
10 Acres = 660’ X 660’
40 Acres = 1320’ X 1320’  40 Acre Parcels are Normally Square.
640 Acres (1 Square Mile) – 5280’ X 5280’

What is a Hectare?

How many square feet in an acre?

There are 43,560 square feet per acre.

Did you know that there are 1,742,400 square feet in a standard 40 acre parcel. 

Other Acreage Conversions

http://www.ghostseekers.com/Conversions.htm - acre conversion


What does 40 Acres and a Mule mean?

After slavery was abolished in the United State in 1865 the US Government granted each freed family 40 acre parcel of land and a mule to till it.

Full Official Story of 40 Acres and a Mule http://www.usconstitution.com/40Acres.htm


Acreage Calculator - Acre Conversion - Convert Acres

http://www.metric-conversions.org/area-conversion.htm - acre calculator

Convert Acres to and From

  • Miles
  • Yards
  • Feet
  • Inches
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  • Kilometers
  • Centimeters
  • Meters
  • Micrometers
  • Microns

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