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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 order stipulates that the standard size of a plot of land for a residential house must be 300 square meters (mA2) while the plot of land for construction of a 15-floor building should not go beyond one hectare.
Likewise, in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, wheat was sown on 0.687 hectares of land against the target of 0.7607 million hectares, which is 89.41 percent of the target sowing.
2.1 thousand hectares were examined in Talas region and 1.4 thousand hectares were found to be infected by the locust pests.
Similarly, rice production also didn't show any sign of water crisis (the crop requires the highest amount of water for cultivation) as the yield per hectare went up to 2,569kg in 2017-18, from 2,422kg per hectare in 2014-15 an increase of 147kg per hectare during the last four years.
Islamabad -- Due to paucity of water the target for sowing of cotton could not be achieved and 549 million hectare less has been cultivated resultantly the production will be less about 3,523 bales.
He said floods had inundated 42 communes, 4,543 hectares of farmlands, 466 hectares of corn farms, and 629 hectares of agriculture land, while 22, 335 families were affected.
Area planted with trees grew by 6.8 per cent from 10.3 million hectares in 2016 to 11.0 million hectares in 2017, the study adds.
He noted that the areas planted with irrigated wheat are 36,300 hectares out of the planned 951,000 hectares.
Jute and mesta have been planted in 7.75 lakh hectare as compared to 7.42 lakh hectare last year.
During the same period of the previous crop, 1,343.000 hectares were dedicated to cereals, with 688 000 hectares of durum wheat, 145,000 hectares of wheat, 655 000 hectares of barley and 12 000 hectares of triticale.
This is a much bigger drop than the 1.6% decrease in utilised agricultural areas (170 million hectares in 2010), which is indicative of a tendency towards larger holdings.
Khabarovsk, Rajab 3, 1432, Jun 5, 2011, SPA -- In Russia's Far East there are 13 wildfires, which occupy an area of 7,800 hectares, the Far East Forestry Department said on Sunday.