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How Big Is an Acre

# How Big Is an Acre

A more ambitious project of mine is a complete map of the global acreage. From a technical standpoint, a Mendix Enterprise license would do a pretty good job of filling out the map, but it would take a lot of work. Not a lot of people have a Mendix Enterprise license. They’re on-premise units that you have to buy from a Mendix reseller on a per-acre basis.

## What Is a Commercial Acre?

A visitor recently asked the question 'Why is a commercial acre different to a residential acre?' The commercial acre was invented by US real estate agencies for use in large cities and is a legal unit in some US states. It is said to be a standard acre unit with a deduction for alleyways, roads and sidewalks. The commercial acre is 82.6 percent of an international acre and you'll notice it's a rounded figure, for ease of calculation. (Source: www.thecalculatorsite.com)

## Is 1 Acre of Land Enough?

One acre of land is enough to hold a single-family home and have ample yard space without encroaching on easements or your neighbors land. However, those looking for enough space to farm or raise livestock will need more space. (Source: projectperfecthome.com)

## What Is the Size of an Acre?

The acre was originally an English unit of measurement that described the area of land that a yoke of oxen could plow in a day. It originally differed in size from one area to the next. In the 1900s it was fixed at 4,840 square yards (or 4,047 square meters). It is still used today to describe plots of land. Because an acre is a unit of area, rather than length, it would be incorrect to say "square acre" the way one might say "square mile". (Source: www.infoplease.com)

## Does It Have to Be a Rectangle?

The original definition of an acre was a furlong by a chain, a definition used by surveyors to measure plots. However, the area one derives from that measurement is an acre, even if it's contained within a different shape. 1 furlong is equal to 10 chains, or 660 feet. If you do the math, this means an acre is 10 square chains, or 43,560 square feet. (Source: www.infoplease.com)

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