# Hectare

## Hectare

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.