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Square mile - Wikipedia

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The square mile (abbreviated as sq mi and sometimes as mi2)[1] is an imperial and US unit of measure for area. One square mile is an area equal to the area of a square with sides of length one mile.[2]

Equivalents[edit]

One square mile is equal to:

One square mile is also equivalent to:

Similarly-named units[edit]

Miles square[edit]

Square miles should not be confused with miles square, a square region with each side having a length of the value given. For example, a region which is 20 miles square (20 mi × 20 mi) has an area of 400 sq mi; a rectangle of measuring 10 mi × 40 mi also has an area of 400 sq mi, but is not 20 miles square.

Section[edit]

In the United States Public Land Survey System, "square mile" is an informal synonym for section.

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