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# How many acres are in a parcel?

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There are 40 acres in a parcel, which has four sides that measure 1,320 feet each. A square mile is 640 acres, with each side measuring 5,280 feet in length.

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Beginning in 1832, the U.S. government parceled out land in 40-acre plots, also known as "quarter-quarter-sections." A section is 1 square mile, and 36 enumerated sections make up a township on a map. The term "40 acres and a mule" comes from this parcel concept.

In general, a parcel is a portion of something, such as a distinct tract of land. The term parcel goes back to the French term "parcele" from the 1400s.

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## How big is 5 acres?

A:Five acres is equivalent to 24,200 square yards, or 0.7 percent of a square mile. Since an acre is equivalent to about 75 percent of the area of a football field, 5 acres is equivalent to almost four football fields.

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## How big is 35 acres?

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Full Answer >**An acre is equal to 4,840 square yards, so 35 acres is equal to 169,400 square yards.**This is equivalent to about .055 square miles. It takes about 640 acres to equal 1 square mile.Filed Under: -
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## How do you convert square meters to acres?

A: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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## How many sides does a rectangle have?

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Full Answer >**A rectangle is a quadrilateral that has four sides.**In a rectangle, the opposite sides are of equal length and also parallel. Because of this, a rectangle is also a parallelogram.Filed Under: