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Convert Square Mile to Square Foot

Please provide values below to convert square mile [mi^2] to square foot [ft^2], or vice versa.

From: square mile
To: square foot

Square mile

Definition: The square mile (symbol: sq mi or mi2) is a unit of area in the imperial and United States customary (UCS) systems of units. It is defined as the area of a square with side lengths of one statute mile (5,280 feet). A square mile is a large area that is equal to 27,878,400 square feet, 3,097,600 square yards, and 640 acres.

History/origin: Area is commonly represented in the form of a square with sides of a specific unit of length, written as "square" followed by the chosen unit of length. The square mile is one of many such units and is derived from the area of a square with sides of one mile.

Current use: Square miles are used when the measurement involves large scales such as country sizes. It can be used when referencing population studies, such as a measurement of total population per square mile. As an imperial and USC unit, it is most commonly used in countries that use these systems of measurement. In countries that have adopted the International System of Units, the square meter (and its subsequent multiples and submultiples) is the preferred system of measurement.

Square foot

Definition: A square foot (symbol: sq ft) is a unit of area used in the imperial and US customary systems (UCS). It is defined as the area of a square with one-foot sides. One square foot equals 144 square inches.

History/origin: The origin of the square foot can be seen in the term itself. It is a measurement derived from the area of a square with a side length measured in feet.

Current use: The square foot is mainly used in the United States but is also used to some extent in countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and Hong Kong. In these countries, area in real estate, architecture, and of interior spaces is often specified in terms of square footage.

Square Mile to Square Foot Conversion Table

Square Mile [mi^2]Square Foot [ft^2]
0.01 mi^2278784 ft^2
0.1 mi^22787840 ft^2
1 mi^227878400 ft^2
2 mi^255756800 ft^2
3 mi^283635200 ft^2
5 mi^2139392000 ft^2
10 mi^2278784000 ft^2
20 mi^2557568000 ft^2
50 mi^21393920000 ft^2
100 mi^22787840000 ft^2
1000 mi^227878400000 ft^2

How to Convert Square Mile to Square Foot

1 mi^2 = 27878400 ft^2
1 ft^2 = 3.5870064279155E-8 mi^2

Example: convert 15 mi^2 to ft^2:
15 mi^2 = 15 × 27878400 ft^2 = 418176000 ft^2

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