Square Kilometers - Hectares Conversion
Convert between square kilometers and hectares (km2 and ha) using this area conversion tool. This converter is part of the full area converter. Simply choose whether you want to convert square kilometers to hectares or hectares to square kilometers, 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 hectares to square kilometers
You may be wondering how many square kilometers there are in x hectares.
To convert from hectares to square kilometers multiply your x figure by 0.01.
How to convert square kilometers to hectares
Alternatively, you may want to know how many hectares there are in x square kilometers.
To convert from square kilometers to hectares multiply your x figure by 100.
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 a hectare?
One hectare is the equivalent of 100 ares (10,000 square metres). This term was first used as far back as 1795 and it continues to be associated with the measurement of land. Another way to view a hectare is as a plot which contains 2.47 acres. To get a better understanding of the size of a hectare, Trafalgar Square and an international rugby pitch are roughly equivalent to this measurement. You can find out more about hectares in the article, how big is a hectare?
What is a square kilometer?
One kilometer (or 'kilometre' with British spelling) is equivalent to 1,000 meters. Therefore, a square kilometer can be expressed as one million square meters. This unit of distance and area can be used within landscaping, surveying and aerial photography. One square kilometer is also equal to 100 hectares. The city of Chester in the United Kingdom is roughly one square kilometer in size. The Manchester Golf Club is likewise one square kilometer in total.
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