# Square yard

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Comparison of 1 Square yard with some Imperial and metric units of area

The square yard (Northern India: gaj) is an imperial unit of area, formerly used in most of the English-speaking world but now generally replaced by the square metre outside of the U.S., Canada and the U.K. It is defined as the area of a square with sides of one yard (three feet, thirty-six inches, 0.9144 metres) in length.

## Symbols

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

• square yards, square yard, square yds, square yd
• sq yards, sq yard, sq yds, sq yd, sq.yd.
• yards/-2, yard/-2, yds/-2, yd/-2
• yards^2, yard^2, yds^2, yd^2
• yards², yard², yds², yd²

(Canada has converted to the metric system for most purposes (in the 1970s) with some use of non-metric units and standards remaining in some sectors of the Canadian economy. This is mainly due to historical ties with the United Kingdom (before metrication), the traditional use of the imperial system of measurement in Canada, and close proximity to the United States).

## Conversions

One square yard is equivalent to: