Square Rods - Square Feet Converter


Convert between square rods and square feet (ft²). This converter is part of the full area converter tool. Simply choose which unit you want to convert from and to, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. A reference chart can be found further down the page.

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Converting square feet and square rods

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 rods are there in 1 square foot?

There are 0.0036730945821855 square rods in 1 square foot. To convert from square feet to square rods, multiply your figure by 0.0036730945821855 (or divide by 272.25) .

How many square feet are there in 1 square rod?

There are 272.25 square feet in 1 square rod. To convert from square rods to square feet, multiply your figure by 272.25 (or divide by 0.0036730945821855) .

In the chart below, figures are rounded to a maximum of 3 decimal places (6 with smaller numbers) to give approximations.

Square Feet and square rods reference chart

Square Feet Square Rods Square Rods Square Feet
0.1 0.000367 0.1 27.225 ft²
1 0.004 1 272.25 ft²
2 0.007 2 544.5 ft²
3 0.011 3 816.75 ft²
4 0.015 4 1089 ft²
5 0.018 5 1361.25 ft²
6 0.022 6 1633.5 ft²
7 0.026 7 1905.75 ft²
8 0.029 8 2178 ft²
9 0.033 9 2450.25 ft²
10 0.037 10 2722.5 ft²
20 0.073 20 5445 ft²
30 0.11 30 8167.5 ft²
40 0.147 40 10890 ft²
50 0.184 50 13612.5 ft²
60 0.22 60 16335 ft²
70 0.257 70 19057.5 ft²
80 0.294 80 21780 ft²
90 0.331 90 24502.5 ft²
100 0.367 100 27225 ft²

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.

What is a square rod?

A rod can also be referred to as a "pole" or a "perch". One rod is 5.02 meters long. One square rod is therefore approximately the size of 25 square meters. Its history can be traced as far back as the Roman times when rods or cordage were used to standardise land surveys. As the term hints, a "rod" originally referred to a metal bar used to divide land during the 13th and 14th centuries in England. The rod was also useful due to the fact that it could be converted into whole numbers when measuring an acre. One acre is equal to 160 square rods. In modern times, the rod is still used to price sections of pipe as well as to determine the size of some gardens.

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