Q: Acres in a section of land?

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320 acres. A full section contains 640 acres.

A typical 160 acre tract of land is a quarter section. A section is 1 square mile. Therefore, a quarter section (160 acres) is 1/2 mile x 1/2 mile (1/2 mile square).

A "section" of land is 1 square mile, which is the same as 640 acres. The shape really doesn't matter, although they're usually laid out as 1-mile squares.

A section is a term from the Public Land Survey System, which is a square 1 mile by 1 mile. A square mile is 640 acres. Some surveys had variances from this due to errors or other reasons, but the surveys stand, resulting in some sections having an amount different than 640 acres. But for the most part, a section is 640 acres. See related link.

Any quarter section is comprised of 160 acres.

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640 acres

One section is equal to one square mile. In one square mile, there are 640 acres, therefore in one quarter of a section of land, there are 160 acres.

How big is a section?

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You are revering to the section, township, range system of surveying land then it is 640 acres in a section (one square mile) which will equal 5,120 acres.

In the United States and Canada, a section in land measure is 1 square mile, equal to 640 acres, or about 259 hectares or 2.59 square kilometers in Metric measures.See related link.

1 mile squared or (5280' x 5280') / 43560 sq.ft. = 640 acres. One Section is the 640 acres as figured above.

quarter sector or 65 hectares or quarter sector section or one-quarter section

Yes. A section is 640 acres, or a 1 mile by 1 mile square.

18.75 square miles. A "section" of land contains 640 acres and is equal to 1 square mile.

Since a quarter section of land is 160 acres, and 1 acre = 0.404 hectares, then 1 quarter section is equivalent to 64.78 hectares of land.

They could claim up to 160 acres (1/4 section). They had to stay on the land and improve the land (ie plant crops, clear the land) before they could get a deed (ownership) to the land.