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Waikato Stadium – Hamilton, New Zealand - An international rugby field as pictured above is very close to one hectare in size.
With all the forest fires currently burning in British Columbia and Alberta, the word hectare is used more often than not to measure the size of a fire. Many of us just don't know how big a hectare is, so here's a visual comparison to provide you with a better understanding.
Most sports fields are one hectare in size. The Apple Bowl in Kelowna for instance is a 400 m running track and the grassy area inside is 1.12 hectares. The international rugby field pictured above is very close to one hectare in size, it is actually 1.0008 hectares. A perfect square is 100 meters by 100 meters is a hectare.
An acre is about 0.4047 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres.
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