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


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.

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