How Big Is A Hectare? A Better Way To Visualize The Size

When we talk about the form size of a forest fire, we usually talk in hectares. But just how big is a hectare anyways?The word hectare comes from the Greek word ‘hekaton’ which means one hundred — fitting since a perfect square-shaped hectare is 100 metres on every side.

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A hectare is bigger than an acre (one hectare is equal lớn 2.47 acres ) and about two-and-a-half times the size of an average football field.Here are some more helpful visuals for getting an idea of the kích cỡ.The grassy area inside a 400-metre running track is typically just over a hectare in kích thước.That’s the size of the trachồng at the Greater Vernon Athletics Park và the Apple Bowl Stadium in Kelowna.Aside from running tracks, many other sports are played on roughly one-hectare-sized surfaces. An international rugby track is just slightly larger than a hectare, & most baseball fields are around the one hectare mark, give sầu or take.FAMILIAR SPACESPolson Park in Vernon is roughly 16 hectares.

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THE BIGGER PICTUREThis is what 500 hectares looks like over Knox Mountain & the surrounding area in Kelowna.
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