Metric Measurement - Area

The metric measure units of area are the square millimeter (mm2), square centimeter (cm2), square decimeter (dm2), square meter (m2), square dekameter (dam2), square hectameter (hm2), square kilometer (km2) and the acre which is a measure of land. To compute square measure, multiply the length times the width of the object.

Table Comparing Meteric Square Units of Measure
Unit Millimeter Centimeter Decimeter Meter Dekameter Hectameter Kilometer
Millimeter 1 1/100
1/10,000 1/1,000,000 1/10,000,000,000 1/100,000,000,000 1/1,000,000,000,000
Centimeter 100 1 1/100 1/10,000 1/1,000,000 1/100,000,000 1/10,000,000,000
Decimeter              
Meter 1,000,000 10000 100 1 1/100 1/10000 1/1,000,000
Dekameter              
Hectameter              
Kilometer 1,000,000,000,000 10,000,000,000 100,000,000 1,000,000 10,000 100 1