Are is a unit of area in the metric system, equal to 100 square meters. The term 'are' comes from the Latin word 'area' meaning 'open space' or 'plain'. It is a less commonly used unit, but is still in use in some countries, including France and Belgium.

The square meter (m²) is a SI unit for measuring area and is used worldwide. The square meter is defined as the area of a square with sides each 1 meter long.

Conversion Factor

The conversion factor between are and square meter is 1 are = 100 square meters.

1 are = 100 m²

This means that 1 are has an area equivalent to a square with sides of 10 meters.

Ares are often used in real estate, agriculture, and forestry. It's a handy measure for relatively small areas, like residential plots. It is also often used in the description of agricultural land and forest areas.