Unit of area that is equivalent to 10 000 \(\textrm{m}^{2}\), or a square with 100-metre sides.

### Notation

The notation used to represent a hectare is “ha”.

- The hectare is a multiple of an are which equals 100 \(\textrm{m}^{2}\). It is equivalent to one square hectometre.
- This unit of measurement is generally used to measure the areas of large surfaces, such as real estate properties.

### Educational Note

To help students to mentally visualize the surface area of one hectare, one hectare is equivalent to about the surface area of two football fields.