‘How many square meters (m2) in one hectare (ha)?’

Hectare – a unit of measure for area

Hectare is a unit of measure for area commonly used in agriculture, forestry, and geodesy.

Definition

One hectare (ha) is equal to ten thousand square meters. In other words, 1 ha = 10,000 m2.

Comparison

One hectare is equivalent to a square with sides measuring 100 meters.

One hectare also contains exactly 100 ares. 1 ha = 100 ares. This is how the name “hectare” originated, as it is a combination of the prefix “hecto-” meaning one hundred and “are”, meaning “hundred ares” when combined.


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