Units of Measurement

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Hectare -
Metric unit of area equal to 10,000 square meters, or 2.471 acres
Acre -
The (English) acre is a unit of area equal to 43560 square feet, or 10 square chains, or 160 square poles or 4840 square yard
Square mile = A square mile is 640 acres
1 acre = 4840 square yards.
1 square yards = 9 square feet
1 square meter = 1.2 square yard
1 square foot = 144 square inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
1 chain = 22 yards or 66 feet
10 chains = 1 furlong
Chain -
Unit of length usually understood to be Gunter's chain , but possibly variant by locale. The name comes from the heavy metal chain of 100 links that was used by surveyors to measure property bounds.
Engineer's Chain -
A 100 foot chain containing 100 links of one foot apiece
Gunter's Chain -
Unit of length equal to 66 feet, or 4 poles. This unit was apparently defined as one tenth of a furlong, a common unit of length in the old days. The mile was redefined from 5000 feet to 5280 feet in order to be an even multiple of furlongs. A mile is 80 chains
Hide -
Old English unit of area usually equal to 120 acres.

Link -

Unit of length equal to 1/100 chain (7.92 inches)
Pole -
Unit of length and area. Also known as a perch or rod . As a unit of length, equal to 16.5 feet. As a unit of area, equal to a square with sides one pole long. An acre is 160 square poles. It was common to see an area referred to as "87 acres, 112 poles", meaning 87 and 112/160 acres.