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

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The firm predicted the average net farm income would fall a further 48 per cent to pounds 64 a hectacre. This took into account the effect of the falling milk price, an increase in cereal yields, but a reduction in most other crops.
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.
Distribution of Irrigated Area, Pakistan by Federal State Territory Irrigated area Irrigation Federal state territory (hectacres) (percent) Baluchistan 767,120 5% North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) 719,152 5% Punjab 10,325,678 72% Sindh 2,515,050 17% Northern Territories 90,464 1% Pakistan, total 14,417,164 100% Source: U.N.FAO, Aquastat, "Global Map of Irrigation," http://www.
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.
To date, successful implementation of CSCP has ensured the protection of 22,824 acres (9,130 hectacres) (Kincaid 2006) designated specifically for at-risk species.
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.
The joint venture umbrella organization sources raw materials from more than 200,000 hectacres of fertile farmland that are either owned outright or under contract in 16 provinces encompassing every climatic zone in the nation.