Square yard

Square yard

The square yard is an imperial/US customary (non-metric) unit of area, formerly used in most of the English-speaking world but now generally replaced by the square metre outside of the US. It is defined as the area of a square with sides of one yard (three feet, thirty-six inches, 0.9144 metres) in length.


There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:
*square yards, square yard, square yds, square yd
*sq yards, sq yard, sq yds, sq yd
*yards/-2, yard/-2, yds/-2, yd/-2
*yards^2, yard^2, yds^2, yd^2
*yards², yard², yds², yd²


One square yard is equivalent to:
* 1,296 square inches
* Nine square feet
* ≈0.00020661157 acres
* ≈0.000000322830579 square miles
* 836 127.36 square millimetres
* 8 361.2736 square centimetres
* 0.83612736 square metres
* 0.00000083612736 square kilometres

See also

* 1 E-1 m² for a comparison with other areas
* Cubic yard
* Orders of magnitude (area)
* Conversion of units
* Area (geometry)
* Square (algebra), Square root

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