The **square metre**, symbolized by **"m²**", is the SI unit of area and represents a square with a side length of one metre. The square meter is probably the best known and most widely used unit of area and plays a central role in many everyday, industrial and scientific contexts.

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## Use of the square meter:

**Construction**: In the construction of buildings, houses or other structures, the square meter is used to describe the size of rooms, lots or building facades.**Living space**: In real estate advertisements or rental contracts, the living space is given in square meters.**Trade**: Carpets, floor coverings or wallpaper are often sold by the square meter.**Sport**: The size of sports fields, such as soccer pitches, is often given in square meters.**Science**: In various scientific contexts, especially in geography, biology or physics, the square meter is used to measure areas.

## Conversion to other area units:

**Square kilometer (km²)**: One square meter is equal to 0.000001$km²$.**Hectare (ha)**: One square meter corresponds to 0.0001$ha$.**Ar**: One square meter equals 0.01$Ar$.**Square decimeter (dm²)**: One square meter is equal to 100 dm².**Square centimeter (cm²)**: One square meter is equal to 10,000 cm².- Square
**millimeter (mm²)**: One square meter is equal to 1,000,000 mm².

Due to its clear relationship to other area units and its intuitive size, it is the preferred unit for describing areas in a variety of applications. Its conversion to other area units is direct and straightforward.

## Surfaces

- Acre
- Ar
- Hectare
- Hectares in square kilometers
- Square centimeter
- Square centimeters in square meters
- Square decimeter
- Square feet
- Square inch
- Square kilometer
- Square meter
- Square meters in ar
- Square meters in hectares
- Square meters in square kilometers
- Square mile
- Square millimeter
- Square millimeters in square centimeters
- Square yard

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