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# How big is 1 acre?

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One acre is equal to 0.0016 square miles. The value is also equivalent to 4,840 square yards, 43,560 square feet, 0.004047 square kilometers or 4,046.86 square meters.

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The acre unit is part of the imperial system of measurement and is primarily used to measure land. A single acre is about the same size as a soccer field. It can also be compared to the size of 16 tennis courts or 75 percent of a football field. The size of an acre has its beginnings in the medieval measurement of the amount of land an oxen team could plow in a day.

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Take the number of square meters you have, and divide it by the number of square meters in 1 acre. One acre is about 4,047 square meters.

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There are 43,650 square feet in an acre, so a quarter of an acre is one-fourth of that, or 10,912.5 square feet. Since there are 4,840 square yards in an acre, a quarter-acre is also defined as 1,210 square yards of land.

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An acre is equal to 43,560 square feet or 4,840 square yards. A square mile contains 640 acres. The word acre comes from the Old English term "aecer" or "aker," which meant "open field."