Answer for "How big is an acre?"

Brannon & Erin Rue real estate agent
  Palmer Scott Properties LLC

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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