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hectare n : (abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)

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hectare, from hect- + French are.


  1. A unit of surface area (symbol ha) equal to 100 ares (that is, 10,000 square metres, one hundreth of a square kilometre, or approximately 2.5 acres), used for measuring the areas of geographical features such as land and bodies of water.


unit of surface area

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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.


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.


One hectare is equivalent to:


Imperial units


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