# Are -  Decare -  Hectare - Dunam

Are, decare, hectare, and dönüm ( in Turkey ) Dunam ( Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Balkans )  are units of land area measurement. They are commonly used among the people.

# Are - 100 m²

100 m² is called an 'are,' equivalent to 100 square meters. If you consider an average house to be 100 square meters, then the area of your house is approximately 1 are.

Its symbol is 'a'.

# Decare - Dunam - Dönüm - 1 m²

1,000 m², or one thousand square meters, is called a decare. It is equivalent to 1 dönüm ( dunam ) . The prefix 'deka-' means 'ten,'
Decare means tenfold of what? - of an 'are.'

Decare means ten ares. Since 1 are is 100 square meters, 10 * 100 m² = 1000 m².

Its symbol is 'daa'.

# Hectare - 10 Decar - 10 Dunam - 10 000 m²

10,000 m², or ten decares, is called a hectare. It is equivalent to 10 dönüms.

The prefix 'hekta-' means 'a hundred .' ( Greek )  Hectare means one hundredfold of what? - of an 'are.' Since 1 are is 100 square meters 100 * 100 m² = 10,000 m², or a piece of land equivalent to 10 dönüms.

Hectares are especially used to describe the area burned in extremely tragic events like forest fires. You might hear in the news, 'Such and such hectares of land were reduced to ashes.'

Its symbol is 'ha'.

# Dönüm - Dunam - Decare - 1000 m²

The "dunam" is a unit of area used in the Ottoman Empire and still used in various countries that were once part of the empire. The size of a dunam varies from one country to another, reflecting local variations in measurements, but it is often considered to be equivalent to 1,000 square meters  ( 1 Decare ) or 0.1 hectares.

The term itself is derived from the Ottoman Turkish "dönüm," meaning "a turn," and it originally referred to the amount of land that could be plowed in a day.

In modern times, the dunam is still used in countries such as Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Syria, among others. It's often used in real estate and agriculture to describe the size of plots of land.

Because the dunam is not part of the international metric system, its use is specific to certain regions, and it may not be widely recognized outside those areas. In international contexts, land measurements are more commonly given in hectares or other units that are part of the metric system.

# Are - Decare - Hectare: How are they converted to each other?

if you know the literal meaning, converting between them is very simple. The unit of measurement is 'are,' so everything is arranged according to the are, just as we use the meter as the unit of length and express other units, such as centimeters, in relation to meters.

Deka-:
This prefix comes from the Greek word for ten, and it means ten times the base unit. When used with a metric unit, it multiplies that unit by 10. For example, a dekameter (dam) is 10 meters, and a dekaliter (dal) is 10 liters.

Hekta-:
This prefix comes from the Greek word for hundred, and it means one hundred times the base unit. When used with a metric unit, it multiplies that unit by 100. The most common usage of this prefix is in the term "hectare," where 1 hectare is equal to 100 ares, or 10,000 square meters.

These prefixes are part of the international metric system, which is used to standardize measurements across different countries and fields of study. By understanding these prefixes, you can easily convert between different units within the metric system.