 Convert Square Metres (m²) to Hectares (ha) | m² in ha
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# Let's convert Square Metres (m²) to Hectares (ha)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Square Metres (m²) to Hectares (ha) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Square Metres to Hectares

Formula
ha = m² / 10000
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Hectares, divide the number of Square Metres by 10 thousand
Square Metres (m²) in 1 Hectare
There are 10000 Square Metres in 1 Hectare
Hectares (ha) in 1 Square Metre
There are 0 Hectares 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.

Hectare
/ˈhɛktɛː,ˈhɛktɑː/
Symbol: ha
Unit System: Non-SI Metric

### What is the Hectare?

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.