What is an Area Conversion Calculator?

An area converter is an online tool that helps you convert one unit of measurement of an area into another.

This land unit converter can be used to convert between numerous units of measurement like sq. feet, sq. metre, sq. yards, hectares, acres, etc.


Unit Symbols


Square Inch to Square Feet

Sq in to sq ft

1 square inch=0.00694 square feet

Square Meter to Square Yard

Sq m to sq yd

1 square meter=1.19 square yard

Square Meter to Gaj

Sq m to gaj

1 square meter=1.2 gaj

Square Feet to Acre

Sq ft to ac

1 square feet=0.000022 acre

Square Meter to Acre

Sq m to ac

1 square meter=0.00024 acre

Square Feet to CM

Sq ft to cm

1 Square Feet = 929.03 Cm

Cent to Square Feet

Ct to Sq ft

1 cent =435.56 square feet

Conversion units for the area converter

Some of the units that a land area calculator supports are mentioned below:

1. Square feet

Square feet, sq. ft., or ft2 can be defined as the area of a square with sides measuring 1 foot. It is part of the US customary unit and imperial unit.

This unit of measurement is used in the following countries:

  • India
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • Nepal
  • Hong Kong
  • Ghana
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia

2. Square metre

Square metre, also known as sq. m, or m2 is like square feet; however, the sides of the square in this case are 1 metre (3.28084 foot). It is the SI derived unit used to measure area that can be converted to all types of area units using our land area calculator tool.

3. Square yards

Square yards, sq. yd. or yd2 can be defined as the area of a square with sides measuring 1 yard (3 foot). This unit has been replaced by square metre.

However, it is still in use in the following countries:

  • India (as gaj)
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Canada

4. Hectare

Hectare or ha can be defined as the area of a square with sides measuring 100 metres. It is the only unit in use within SI even though it is a non-SI unit.

Hectare is primarily used for the measurement of large areas of land like forests, agricultural plots, etc. The European Union primarily uses this unit.

With an area unit converter, you can convert hectare into acre, bigha, sq. m, sq. ft. and more.

5. Bigha

Bigha is traditionally used in India when measuring plots. The unit has no standard size. Size on one bigha can equal 1,500 to 6,771 sq. m. the unit can equal 12,400 sq. m in some places. Biswa and katha are the subunits of bigha. These units also don’t have a standard size.

The size of one bigha in few Indian states equals –

  • West Bengal – 1,600 sq. yd. (standardised during British Raj)
  • Uttarakhand – 756.222 sq. yd
  • Assam – 14,400 sq. ft

An online area converter can be used to convert bigha to sq. ft., sq. m, hectare or acre and vice versa.

6. Acre

Acre is part of the imperial US customary units. One acre equals 4,840 sq. yd. or 0.405 hectare. 640 acres make 1 mile.

Acre is primarily used in the United States and the United Kingdom. It is also used in countries under former British Colonial rule. In India, acre is primarily used to measure agricultural land.

A land area converter can convert measurements of acre into sq. ft., sq. m. and other units.

7. Guntha

Guntha or gunta is primarily used to measure plots in Northern India. In India, 40 gunthas make 1 acre. Also, 1 guntha equals 1,089 sq. ft.

8. Ground

Ground is unit of measurement in India. 1 ground equals 203 sq. m. Then the unit is more commonly used in the realty sector.

9. Biswa

Biswa is a unit with no standard size throughout the country. Commonly, 1 biswa equals 1,350 sq. ft. In Uttar Pradesh, 1 bigha equals 10 kaccha biswa and 10 pucca biswa.

10. Kanal

Kanal is most used in Northern India. 1 kanal equals 1/8th of an acre or 4,500 sq. ft. or 605 sq. yd.

11. Acre

Acre is a unit of the metric system. 1 are equals 0.0247 acre or 100 sq. m. 100 acres equal 1 hectare. Are was replaced by hectare during the rationalisation of the metric system back in 1960.

A land measurement converter can be used to convert between any of the units mentioned above.

Using a land converter is uncomplicated; you only must select one unit in the first window and the other in the second. Next, you must enter the value you want to convert. Lastly, click ‘Convert’ to see the results.

Common Area Converter Units Used in India

Unit of Area

Conversion Unit

1 Square Meter (sq. m)

10.76391042 Square Feet(sq. ft)

1 Square Inch(sq in)

0.0069444 Square Feet(sq. ft)

1 Square Feet (sq. ft)

0.092903 Square Meter(sq. m)

1 Square Kilometre (sq. km)

247.10 acres

1 Square Yard (sq. yd)

0.836127 Square Meter(sq. m)

1 Bigha

2,990 Square Yard(sq.yd)

1 Acre

4886.92 Gaj

1 Hectare

2.49 Acre(ac)

1 Square Mile

640 Acres(ac)

Area Conversion FAQs

How to do land area calculation?

To measure land, segment all the possible rectangles and triangles and the use the formula – length x breadth for the rectangles’ area and ½ x base x height for triangles, then add all the areas. Generally, you can segment all the land into a set of rectangles and triangles. Following is the formula for land area measurement:

Land Area Measurement= Sum of area of all rectangles + Sum of area of all triangles