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Encyclopedia > Square miles

A square mile (symbol sq. mile or mi˛) is an imperial unit which is the area of a square whose side is one mile (or 5,280 feet). A square mile is equal to 27,878,400 square feet, 640 acres, or roughly 2˝ square kilometres (2.589988 km˛, to be more exact). In the Public Land Survey System of the US and the Dominion Land Survey of Canada, the size of a standard section of land is one square mile. Note that the abbreviation sq. mile is more common than mi˛, as the use of a superscript 2 to indicate a squared unit is more common with SI units.

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 Persons per square mile, 2000 (396 words) Persons per square mile is the average number of inhabitants per square mile of land area. These figures are derived by dividing the total number of residents by the number of square miles of land area in the specified geographic area. Land area measurements are originally recorded as whole square meters (to convert square meters to square kilometers, divide by 1,000,000; to convert square kilometers to square miles, divide by 2.58999; to convert square meters to square miles, divide by 2,589,988).
 Vermont Only: The Mile Square Farm Story (279 words) Mile Square Farm nestles on the side of Saltash Mountain. In 1823 four residents of the neighboring town petitioned to be annexed to our town because they were too remote from the center of their own. One square mile was annexed, an area known for the last 180 years as "the Mile Square".
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