Ancient agricultural unit of measurement (of area).
This unit of measurement is equivalent to about 52 ares in France and varies from one country to another.

The acre is an ancient unit of measurement for area that is still used today.


The acre is a unit of measurement that is still used in some English-speaking countries, although it can have different values.
The equivalents are approximately:

1 acre is equivalent to 40.8 ares
1 acre is equivalent to 4 046.86 m²
1 acre is equivalent to 43 571 square feet

Etymological Note

From the Old English world “aecer” which means “field“. In Old English, the term “field” referred to a large area of land used for agriculture.

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