# Square Feet - Acres Conversion

Convert between
square feet and acres
using this metric and imperial area conversion tool. This converter is part of the full area conversion tool.
Simply choose whether you want to convert **square feet to acres** or **acres to square feet**, enter a value and click the 'convert' button.
Default rounding is set to a maximum of 14 decimal places.

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## How to convert acres to square feet

You may be wondering **how many square feet there are in x acres**.

To convert from acres to square feet multiply your x figure by 43560.

## How to convert square feet to acres

Alternatively, you may want to know **how many acres there are in x square feet**.

To convert from square feet to acres multiply your x figure by 2.2956841138659E-5.

As part of your answer checking process, select the appropriate unit from each 'select' box in the converter tool at the top of the page, enter your figure (**x**) into the '*value to convert*' box and
click the '*Convert!*' button.

### What is an acre?

The **acre** is a unit of land commonly employed within North America and the Caribbean. It is equal to 4,047 square metres or 43,560 square feet. This measurement is roughly equivalent to 40 per cent of a hectare. Interestingly enough, the acre can trace its roots back to mediaeval times. It was defined as the area that could be ploughed in a single day with the help of an ox. One acre is approximately 76 per cent the size of a football field. Many suburban lots are between one-quarter and one-fifth of an acre in size. You can find out more about acres in the article, how big is an acre?

### What is a square foot?

The **square foot** is used as a form of measurement within Canada and the United States. It can be adopted to describe the amount of floor space (for real estate) or the overall size of an exterior property. Architects will also refer to square feet when designing new buildings. One square foot is a bit smaller than an average-sized piece of A4 printer paper. One square foot can be translated to 0.092 square metres. Sometimes, the force of the modern hydraulic press is measured in pounds per square inch or square foot.

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