 Convert Square Metres (m²) to Roods (ro) | m² in ro
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# Let's convert Square Metres (m²) to Roods (ro)

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

## Quick Reference for Converting Square Metres to Roods

Formula
ro = m² / 1011.71
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Roods, divide the number of Square Metres by 1 thousand
Square Metres (m²) in 1 Rood
There are 1011.71 Square Metres in 1 Rood
Roods (ro) in 1 Square Metre
There are 0 Roods 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.

Rood
/ruːd/
Symbol: ro
Unit System: Historic English

### What is the Rood?

The rood is a unit of area used in historic England with the symbol ro.

Its unit size is equal to 1/4 of an acre, 10,890 ft² or 1,012m². A rectangle equal to one furlong in length and one rod in width is one rood in area.

Its use was very important in surveying land because of the ease of conversion into acres from smaller sections of land.