Definition of hectare
: a unit of area equal to 10,000 square meters — see metric system table
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German carmaker BMW (bmwyy, -0.83%) has invested here $8 billion in a 1.2 million square foot (11.15 hectares) assembly plant, which has become the largest single exporter of cars by value from the United States.
The reserve protects over 107,000 hectares (264,403 acres) considered of extreme ecological value for their mix of ecosystems, including wetlands, dunes, and woods.
The Liuzhou Forest City, to be connected to the much larger city of Liuzhou via an electric rail line, will look much like an actual forest with all buildings spread over 175 hectares covered in 40,000 trees and almost 1 million plants.
In Southern California, firefighters made progress on a 5-day-old forest fire in the San Bernardino Mountains that has burned about 2½ square miles (625 hectares).
An analysis by the Institute for Amazon Environmental Research estimates the drop in protections could result in the loss of nearly 700,000 acres (280,000 hectares) of forest by 2030 and lead to the release of 140 million tons of carbon dioxide.
Commercial tobacco farming is a worldwide industry that involves 124 countries and occupies 4.3 million hectares of agricultural land.
Luis Fernando Zorro, 40, says the government paid him $34,000 to host the FARC camp on 12 hectares of his farm for six months.
Now, more than half of Rashad's land, some 20 hectares (50 acres), is on the other side of the line in Iraqi federal territory.
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Origin and Etymology of hectare
French, from hect- + are 2are
First Known Use: 1810See Words from the same year
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Definition of hectare for English Language Learners
: a unit of area in the metric system that is equal to 10,000 square meters or 2.47 acres
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