# Square yards

Physical unit | |
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Unit name | Square yards |

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Physical quantity (s) | Area |

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system | Anglo-American system of measurement |

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Derived from | yard |

The **square yard** ( English *square yard* , sometimes abbreviated as or ) is an Anglo-American unit of area , defined as the area of a square with an edge length of 1 yard .

1 square yard = 9 square feet = 1296 square inches = 8361.2736 cm²

1 acre = 4840 square yard = 4046.8564224 m²

1 square mile = 640 acres = 3,097,600 square yards