# Section conversions

The section conversion selector on this page selects the area/surface measurement unit to convert to starting from sections. To make a conversion starting from a unit of area other than section, simply click on the "Reset" button.

## About section

The **section** is a US land surveying unit of area equal to one square mile (1 section = 1.0 sq mi). The section is equal to 2,589,988.11 square meters (m^{2}) or 2.58998811 square kilometers (km^{2}) (units of area in the SI), or 258.998811 hectares (ha) (a unit of area in the metric system), or 640 acres (ac), or 27.8784 × 10^{6} square feet (sq ft) or 3.0976 × 10^{6} square yards (sq yd), which are Imperial / US customary units of area.

Common section conversions:

- 36 sections are equivalent to one survey township
- One quarter section is equal to 160 acres or 64.7497 hectares
- One quarter-quarter section is equal to 40 acres or 16 hectares

Plural: sections