How many Square Feet are there in a Square Metre?

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# How many Square Feet are there in a Square Metre?

What is 1m² in ft²? Convert 1 Square Metre (1m²) to Square Feet (ft²) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Square Metres to Square Feet

Formula
ft² = m² x 10.76
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Square Feet, multiply the number of Square Metres by 10.8
Square Metres (m²) in 1 Square Foot
There are 0.09 Square Metres in 1 Square Foot
Square Feet (ft²) in 1 Square Metre
There are 10.76 Square Feet in 1 Square Metre

## Unit Information

Square Metre
/skwɛːˌˈmiːtə/
Symbol:
Unit System: SI

### What is the Square Metre?

The square metre is a unit of area and is an SI derived unit with the symbol m².

It was introduced in 1954 when the International System of Units was established and was derived directly from one of the original 6 base units - the metre (m).

It can be prefixed with any of the SI symbols that multiply it up or down such as km² (square kilometre) or µm2 (square micrometre). It is the most commonly used unit of area and is recognised all over the world.

Square Foot
/skwɛːˌfʊt/
Symbol: ft²
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Square Foot?

The square foot is a unit of area and is an imperial unit with the symbol ft².

One square foot is equal in area to a square with edges one foot in length.

It is used a lot in expressing the internal size of a house, apartment, office or other properties so is a useful unit to understand.