# Square Metres

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Conversion Formulae

The conversion formula for square metres (sq m) to square yards (sq yd) conversions is as follows:

• 1 square metre = 1.19599005 square yards

The conversion formula for square yards (sq yd) to square metres (sq m) conversions is as follows:

• 1 square yard = 0.83612736 square metres
Square Yards

The square metre is a unit of area, its size is that of a square with sides of one metre. It is often used for measuring the floor areas of buildings.

SI Metric

### Definition

The square metre is the SI derived unit of area. It is derived from the metre, the SI derived unit of length. It is the area covered by a square with sides one metre in length.

Metre

### Abbreviation

Formal: m2

The abbreviation sq m is sometimes seen.

### Information

The square metre is the standard unit of area in the SI metric system other units of area in the SI system are generally based on the square metre with other SI standard prefixes. Note that as the unit is squared, the factor for the prefix is double the usual factor. i.e a centimetre is 10-2 metres thus a square centimetre is 10-4 square metres.

Wikipedia: Metre

Wikipedia: SI derived unit

BIPM: SI derived units Section 2-2

The square metre is in worldwide use in science and is in general use everywhere except the United States, Liberia and dependent territories. In other English speaking countries the use of square metres is not universal, with Imperial measurements still being used by some people.

### Conversion Formulae

• 1 square metre = 1,000,000 square millimetres
• 1 square metre = 10,000 square centimetres
• 1 square metre = 100 square decimetres
• 1 square metre = 0.01 square decametres
• 1 square metre = 0.0001 square hectometres
• 1 square metre = 0.0001 hectares
• 1 square metre = 0.000001 square kilometres

• 1 square millimetre = 0.000001 square metres
• 1 square centimetre = 0.0001 square metres
• 1 square decimetre = 0.01 square metres
• 1 square decametre = 100 square metres
• 1 square hectometre = 10,000 square metres
• 1 hectare = 10,000 square metres
• 1 square kilometre = 1,000,000 square metres
Square Yards

The square yard is the area covered by a square with sides of length one yard. It is still in everyday use in the United States.

### Unit System

Imperial & US Customary

### Definition

The square yard is defined as the area covered by a square with sides of length one yard.

Yard

### Abbreviation

Formal: There is no formal abbreviation for the square yard

The following abbreviations are common sq yd and yd2. Many other abbreviations are sometimes seen including sq yds, sq yard, sq yards, sq.yd., yds2, yd^2, yds^2, square yd and square yds.

### Information

The square yard is an Imperial and US Customary unit of area still in use in the United States. In the United Kingdom where the unit originated it is now almost completely obsolete, unlike the square foot which is still quite often used for floor sizes and carpet sizes.

Wikipedia: Square Yard

Square yards are a standard unit of area in the United States and Liberia and are still used informally in the United Kingdom and other British Commonwealth countries that formerly used Imperial units as standard.

### Conversion Formulae

• 1 square yard = 1,296 square inches
• 1 square yard = 9 square feet
• 1 square yard = 0.000206612 acres
• 1 square yard = 0.000000323 square miles

Conversions accurate to 9 decimal places.

• 1 sqaure inch = 0.000771605 square yards
• 1 sqaure foot = 0.111111111 square yards
• 1 acre = 4,840 square yards
• 1 square mile = 3,097,600 square yards

Conversions accurate to 9 decimal places.

sq m to sq yd Values
 sq m sq yd 1 1.20 2 2.39 3 3.59 4 4.78 5 5.98 6 7.18 7 8.37 8 9.57 9 10.76 10 11.96
 sq m sq yd 10 11.96 20 23.92 30 35.88 40 47.84 50 59.80 60 71.76 70 83.72 80 95.68 90 107.64 100 119.60
 sq m sq yd 100 119.60 200 239.20 300 358.80 400 478.40 500 598.00 600 717.59 700 837.19 800 956.79 900 1,076.39 1,000 1,195.99
sq yd to sq m Values
 sq yd sq m 1 0.84 2 1.67 3 2.51 4 3.34 5 4.18 6 5.02 7 5.85 8 6.69 9 7.53 10 8.36
 sq yd sq m 10 8.36 20 16.72 30 25.08 40 33.45 50 41.81 60 50.17 70 58.53 80 66.89 90 75.25 100 83.61
 sq yd sq m 100 83.61 200 167.23 300 250.84 400 334.45 500 418.06 600 501.68 700 585.29 800 668.90 900 752.51 1,000 836.13