An

**are**(symbol

**a**) is a unit of surface area, equivalent to 100 square metres. The

*are*is most familiar through its derived unit, the hectare.

- 1 are = 100 square metres
- 100 are = 1 hectare = 10,000 square meters

*are*equals 1076.3910 square feet. One hectare is roughly 2.47 acres.

See also 1 E2 mē for a comparison with other areas.