Square mile

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For other uses, see Square.

A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. It is not a metric unit. The other major Imperial unit / U.S. customary unit of area is the acre, of which there are 640 in a square mile.

[edit] Symbols

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

  • square mile
  • sq mile
  • sq mi
  • sq m (this can be confused with square metre)
  • mile/-2
  • mi/-2
  • m/-2 (this can be confused with square metre)
  • mile^2
  • mi^2
  • m^2 (this can be confused with square metre)
  • mile²
  • mi²
  • (this can be confused with square metre)

[edit] Conversions

1 square mile is equivalent to:

In the Public Land Survey System of the U.S. and the Dominion Land Survey of Canada, the size of a standard section of land is one square mile, but always with the marginally larger survey definition.

[edit] External links

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Square mile

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