Answer for "How big is an acre?"

Luci Shaw real estate agent
  Keller Williams Elite, Realtors

Wondering how big is an acre?

It is common to hear people say that it's almost the size of a football field without both end zones. But sometimes *almost* is not enough and you need to know exactly how big is an acre.

First, you need to understand that an Acre can be measured in any type of shape - a rectangle, a triangle, even circles - as long as its total area equals to 43,560 square feet.

With that in mind… you’re in for a treat. One acre equals:

- 1 furlong by 1 chain
- 43,560 square feet
- 40046.86 square meters
- 0.00404686 square kilometers
- 1/640th  of a square mile
- 0.404686 hectares
- 4840 square yards
- 60% of a Soccer field
- 75% of a Football field (91% if you don’t count both end zones)
- 1/3 of a Baseball field
- 3 lanes of an Olympic swimming pool
- 16 Tennis courts in a 4x4 formation

And around 708 copies of this article printed on an A4 paper.


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