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A measure of area of land. A hectare is equal to 10,000 square meters. It traces its origins to the French revolutionary government. It is often used in real estate transactions. See also: Acre.


A land measurement under the metric system,equal to 10,000 square meters,or roughly 2.471 acres.

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The most efficient farms suffered a 42 per cent decline in income to pounds 338 a hectacre, while the losses made by the lowest rose ten fold to pounds 117 a hectacre.
Of the 740 new homes on the development, to be carried out by William Davis Ltd, 296 will be affordable housing, Bosses at Wychavon District Council said the development will include 13 hectacres of public open space, including a village green and play areas.
Hallam Land Management, whose head office is in Sheffield, are behind the plan, for 333 properties, including affordable homes and bungalows, on 14 hectacres at Church Fields, off Weddington Road.
The site is approximately 100 hectacres, with a further reserve of 62 hectacres, if needed.
RAKIA bought the Black Sea port of Poti and 300 hectacres of land in 2008 to develop a free industrial zone there to generate income for the fourth-largest member of the United Arab Emirates, Massaad said.
Just outside of the centre is Benrath Palace and Park, a fabulous former hunting lodge set in 60 hectacres of gardens.
These waters amount to more than 20,000 individual river segments, lakes, and estuaries, including nearly a half million kilometers (310,000 miles) of rivers and shorelines and approximately 2 million hectacres (5,000,000 acres) of lakes.