A hectare is a term that is used to measure land. A hectare measures 10,000 square meters—a square 100 meters long and 100 meters wide. A hectare is the equivalent of 2.471 acres. To help with visualization, imagine an American football field. Drop both end zones and cut off the last ten yards on one end of the field. The 90-yard-long rectangle that is left is an acre. Place two American football fields side by side including both end zones, and that is a little bigger than a hectare. For comparison, a hectare is 107,639 square feet whereas the average home size in the United States is 2,700 square feet. A hectare is large enough for 39.87 average sized homes. An acre, which is 43,560 square feet, is large enough for 16.13 average sized homes.