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 circular mil is a unit designed specifically to measure the area of a wire with a circular cross section. It has the symbol cmil.
An inch is 1000 mils. This makes the circular mil particularly useful for measuring cross sections of wire as there is no need to use the symbol π so the process is simplified.
A circular mil is a very small unit so not advised to use for large areas!