Square yard

# Square yard

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The square yard is an imperial
Imperial unit
The system of imperial units or the imperial system is the system of units first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824, which was later refined and reduced. The system came into official use across the British Empire...

/US customary (non-metric
Metric system
The metric system is an international decimalised system of measurement. France was first to adopt a metric system, in 1799, and a metric system is now the official system of measurement, used in almost every country in the world...

) unit of area
Area
Area is a quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional surface or shape in the plane. Area can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat...

, formerly used in most of the English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

-speaking world but now generally replaced by the square metre
Square metre
The square metre or square meter is the SI derived unit of area, with symbol m2 . It is defined as the area of a square whose sides measure exactly one metre...

outside of the U.S., Canada and the U.K. It is defined as the area of a square
Square (geometry)
In geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral. This means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles...

with sides of one yard
Yard
A yard is a unit of length in several different systems including English units, Imperial units and United States customary units. It is equal to 3 feet or 36 inches...

(three feet, thirty-six inch
Inch
An inch is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, and United States customary units. There are 36 inches in a yard and 12 inches in a foot...

es, 0.9144 metre
Metre
The metre , symbol m, is the base unit of length in the International System of Units . Originally intended to be one ten-millionth of the distance from the Earth's equator to the North Pole , its definition has been periodically refined to reflect growing knowledge of metrology...

s) in length
Length
In geometric measurements, length most commonly refers to the longest dimension of an object.In certain contexts, the term "length" is reserved for a certain dimension of an object along which the length is measured. For example it is possible to cut a length of a wire which is shorter than wire...

. (Gaj in Hindi)

## Symbols

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:
• square yards, square yard, square yds, square yd
• sq yards, sq yard, sq yds, sq yd, sq.yd.
• yards/-2, yard/-2, yds/-2, yd/-2
• yards^2, yard^2, yds^2, yd^2
• yards², yard², yds², yd²

## Conversions

One square yard is equivalent to:
• 1,296 square inch
Square inch
A square inch is a unit of area, equal to the area of a square with sides of one inch. The following symbols are used to denote square inches:*square in*sq inches, sq inch, sq in*inches/-2, inch/-2, in/-2...

es
• Nine square feet
Square foot
The square foot is an imperial unit and U.S. customary unit of area, used mainly in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is defined as the area of a square with sides of 1 foot in length...

• ≈0.00020661157 acre
Acre
The acre is a unit of area in a number of different systems, including the imperial and U.S. customary systems. The most commonly used acres today are the international acre and, in the United States, the survey acre. The most common use of the acre is to measure tracts of land.The acre is related...

s
• ≈0.000000322830579 square mile
Square mile
The square mile is an imperial and US unit of measure for an area equal to the area of a square of one statute mile. It should not be confused with miles square, which refers to the number of miles on each side squared...

s
• 836 127.36 square millimetres
• 8 361.2736 square centimetres
• 0.83612736 square metre
Square metre
The square metre or square meter is the SI derived unit of area, with symbol m2 . It is defined as the area of a square whose sides measure exactly one metre...

s
• 0.00000083612736 square kilometre
Square kilometre
Square kilometer, symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of surface area, the square metre, one of the SI derived units.1 km2 is equal to:* 1,000,000 m2* 100 ha * 0.386302 square miles* 247.105381 acresConversely:...

s

• 1 E-1 m²
1 E-1 m²
Image:Scale one to hundred no labels.svg|110px|right|Click on the small dark green top-left square for quantities smaller than 0.1 square metres, the mid green square for 0.1 to 1 square metres, the light green square for 10 to 100 square metres, and the pale green surround for over 100 square...

for a comparison with other areas
• Cubic yard
Cubic yard
A cubic yard is an Imperial / U.S. customary unit of volume, used in the United States, Canada, and the UK. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 yard in length.-Symbols:...

• Orders of magnitude (area)
Orders of magnitude (area)
This page is a progressive and labeled list of the SI area orders of magnitude, with certain examples appended to some list objects.-References:...

• Conversion of units
Conversion of units
Conversion of units is the conversion between different units of measurement for the same quantity, typically through multiplicative conversion factors.- Process :...

• Area (geometry)
• Square (algebra), Square root
Square root
In mathematics, a square root of a number x is a number r such that r2 = x, or, in other words, a number r whose square is x...