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Unit system metric
Unit of area
Symbol a
Unit conversions
1 a in ... ... is equal to ...
SI units 100 m2
Imperial/US unit(s) 0.02471 acre
1076.4 ft2

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Metric Conversion
Square kilometre [km2]
Hectare [ha]
Are [a]
Square metre [m2]
Square decimetre [dm2]
Square centimetre [cm2]
Square millimetre [mm2]
Square micrometre [µm2]
Square nanometre [nm2]
British/Imperial Conversion
Square mile [mi2]
Square rod [rd2]
Square yard [yd2]
Square foot [ft2]
Square inch [in2]
Japanese Conversion
Other Conversion
Metric dunam
Cypriot dunam
Iraqi dunam
Greek stremma
Football pitch

The are (symbol a) is a unit of area, equal to 100 square metres (10 m × 10 m), used for measuring land area. It was defined by older forms of the metric system, but is now outside of the modern International System of Units (SI).

It is commonly used to measure real estate, in particular in Indonesia, India, and in French-, Portuguese-, Slovakian-, Serbian-, Czech-, Polish-, Dutch-, and German-speaking countries.

In Russia and other former Soviet Union states, the "sotka" (Russian: 'hundredth' (i.e. 1/100 of a hectare) or 'hundred' (i.e. 100 m2) is identical to the are. It is used to describe the size of suburban dacha or allotment garden plots or small city parks where the hectare would be too large.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Hectare", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.