Square Kilometers - Hectares Converter
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. Reference charts are available down the page.
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Converting hectares and square kilometers
Some commonly asked questions are included below, as well as a reference chart. When making manual conversions, you can use the converter at the top of this page to check your answer.
How many square kilometers are there in 1 hectare?
There are 0.01 square kilometers in 1 hectare. To convert from hectares to square kilometers, multiply your figure by 0.01 (or divide by 100) .
How many hectares are there in 1 square kilometer?
There are 100 hectares in 1 square kilometer. To convert from square kilometers to hectares, multiply your figure by 100 (or divide by 0.01) .
In the chart below, figures are rounded to a maximum of 4 decimal places (6 with smaller numbers) to give approximations.
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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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