Have you ever wondered “how big is an acre of land?”
The term “acre” gets thrown around a lot in common vernacular, but there are a surprising amount of people who have no idea how big it is.
Originally, an acre referred to the size of an area of land that oxen could plow in a work day. In modern times, we rely on more standardized and exact measurements. It’s been determined that an acre is a measurement of square footage — typically found by multiplying an area’s length and width — that equals approximately 43,560 square feet. For a more tangible point of reference, an acre is equal to about two-thirds of a football field, end zones included.
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