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Example How Many Acres in a Square Mile

Units of Measure / How Many Acres in a Square Mile

- One square mile contains 640 acres

In many farming communities such a plot is usually called a “section”. They divide it into four even parts named “quarter sections”. Each of them has 160 acres. As a rule, farmland is measured and sold in quarter sections.

This table will give you necessary information for converting square miles and acre into other units of area.

One square mile

One acre

Square miles

1

0.0015

Square kilometers

2.59

0.004

Hectares

259

0.4

Acres

640

1

We hope than now you understand how many acres are in a square mile.

- The square mile (abbr. sq mi, or mi2) is a US customary and imperial unit of area. It means the area equal to a square of a statue mile. Do not confuse it with the term “miles square”, which denotes the quantity of miles on every side squared.
- The acre is a US customary and imperial unit of area, which is also commonly used in some other measurement systems. The international acre is the most widely-spread variant. It is equal to about 4,046.85 square meters, or 0.404 hectare.

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