Square yard

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Comparison of 1 Square yard with some Imperial and metric units of area (detailed view)

The square yard is an imperial/US customary (non-metric) 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. (Gaj in Hindi)


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


One square yard is equivalent to:

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