The hectare is a unit of area and is a non-SI but metric unit with the symbol ha.
It represents the area equal to that of a square with edges 100m long (ie 1hm² or 10,000m²). This is the equivalent to about 2.47 acres.
Its size is down to its use primary use; that for measuring the size of land.
The barn is a unit of area and is used in particle physics with the symbol b.
It represents approximately the area of the cross-section of a uraneum nucleus, so is very small compared to most other recognised units of area.
It is also used to measure the interaction of a nucleus with an electric field gradient in nuclear quadrupole and magnetic resonance.