## Acreage calculator - how does it work?

All you need to know to measure the acreage of a piece of land is its width and length, expressed in either metric or imperial units. The most straightforward calculation occurs when using metric as a square with sides of 10 meters has an area of simply 1 acre. Acreage calculator can also quickly determine acreage based on width and length expressed in:

- centimeters
- meters
- kilometers
- inches
- feet
- yards
- miles
- and even millimeters and nautical miles!

Other tools that can be used for similar operations are the square footage calculator and the area conversion tool.

## Hectares to acres

This tool can also quickly convert hectares to acres based on the provided values. Simply click on the 'a' (acres) and from the drop-down list choose 'ha' (hectares). It's not a straightforwards operation as 1 acre equals 0.4047 hectares but results are still returned in real time. Acres are used mainly in English-speaking countries such as USA, UK, Canada or Australia but also in Jamaica, Ghana or India. As most of these countries use metric system (which makes it easy to work out hectares, knowing how to convert hectares to acres is still a very useful skill.

## Acres to square meters

Another possible conversion is acres to square meters, it is another convenient option on the drop-down list. Simply type in your result in acres (or calculate it based on width and length in any unit). Change the unit to acres then and the result will appear. Although not as popular as acres and hectares, converting from and to square meters is still a useful tool in your belt. With this tool it becomes even easier to calculate, even if you are using the imperial system.

## Acres to square miles

You might also be interested in converting acres to square miles. It can be achieved by changing a unit in the drop-down list, as with the other conversions. Changing acres to square miles without a calculator is also quite complicated, as, in an analogous case of acres to square meters or hectares to acres, 1 acre equals 0.0015625 miles. The reverse operation (square miles to acres) is also possible. You can perform it by simply changing the units.