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Convert hectare to acres

Please provide values below to convert hectare [ha] to acre [ac], or vice versa.



Definition: A hectare (symbol: ha) is a unit of area that is accepted in the International System of Units (SI). It is primarily used to measure land area. One hectare is equal to 10,000 square meters and is equivalent to approximately 2.471 acres.

History/Origin: The hectare was first introduced in 1795 as part of the metric system. The term hectare is derived from the metric prefix "hecto," denoting a factor of one hundred, and the metric area "are," a metric unit for measuring area that has fallen out of use in SI. The "are" is still used in certain areas when referencing real estate, particularly in India, Indonesia, and a number of European countries.

Current use: Hectares are primarily used to measure land area around the world. Even though it is not an SI unit (just a unit accepted for use with SI) the SI brochure states that the use of the hectare is expected to "continue indefinitely."


Definition: An acre (symbol: ac) is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is defined as the area of 1 chain (66 feet) by 1 furlong (660 feet), which is exactly equal to 1/640 of a square mile, 43,560 square feet, or exactly 4046.8564224 square meters.

History/origin: In the Middle Ages, the acre was defined as the area that a yoke (pair) of oxen could typically plow within one day, using a wooden plow. Before the metric system was adopted, many countries used their own versions of the acre. The most commonly used acre today, the international acre, is based on the international yard, which was defined in 1959.

Current use: Acres are used in countries including the United States, the UK, Ghana, India, Canada, and others. The United States (US) uses both international as well as US survey acres (~4047 square meters), which vary based on which type of yard is used in the measurement. However, area measurements are typically not accurate enough for the difference between the two acre measurements to be detectable.

Hectare to Acre Conversion Table

Hectare [ha]Acre [ac]
0.01 ha0.0247105381 ac
0.1 ha0.2471053815 ac
1 ha2.4710538147 ac
2 ha4.9421076293 ac
3 ha7.413161444 ac
5 ha12.3552690734 ac
10 ha24.7105381467 ac
20 ha49.4210762934 ac
50 ha123.5526907336 ac
100 ha247.1053814672 ac
1000 ha2471.0538146717 ac

How to Convert Hectare to Acre

1 ha = 2.4710538147 ac
1 ac = 0.4046856422 ha

Example: convert 15 ha to ac:
15 ha = 15 × 2.4710538147 ac = 37.0658072201 ac

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