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Square Feet and Acres

These measurements are parts of the US customary system.

The US customary acre has approximately 4046.87 square meters. In the year of 1959, the length of the international yard was officially defined to be 0.9144 meters. It means that the international acre equals to about 4046.85 square meters. As you see, the difference between the US customary acre and its international variant is so slight, that it all the same what acre to use in everyday life.

Now that we know a bit about acres and square feet, we can move to conversion of these units and find out how many square feet there are in an acre. One US customary acre is equivalent to 43 560 square feet, 4840 square yards, or about 4047 square meters.

There are also some other types of acres, used in various countries: Irish acre (7843 yd

The table below will help you to convert acres and square feet into some other measurement units.

One square foot

One acre

Square Centimeters

929

404 687

Square Meters

0.0929

4046.87

Square Feet

1

43 560

Square Yards

1/9

4840

- Acre is a US customary and imperial unit of area, which is also used in many other systems. The international acre is the most common variant, and it is equal to approximately 4,046.85 square meters, or 0.404 hectare.
- Square Foot (abbr. sq ft or ft2) is a US customary and imperial unit of area, which is used in the USA, Unites Kingdom, Canada, India and other countries. It is a square area with sides of one foot (12 inches, or about 0,304 meters).

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