# How long and how wide is an acre in feet?

An acre is a measurement of land, so there is no defined shape. However, going back thousands of years when we were all farmers. A traditional Acre was long and narrow; reduced the number of times the plough had to be turned. A traditional Acre was a Furlong; meaning Furrows length (220 Yards or 660 Feet) long by a Chain (22 Yards or 66 Feet) wide. So 1 square Furlong (todays' city block) is 10 Acres. 8 Furlongs to a Mile. An Acre is 43,560 square feet. Acre comes from the old English word meaning "open field."

### What are the dimensions for an acre?

Because an acre is a measure of area, not length, it is defined in square feet. An acre can be of any shape so long as its area is exactly 43,560 square feet. The most standard shape for an acre is one furlong by one chain, or 660 feet by 66 feet. To find the linear measurements of other rectangular acres, just divide 43,560 by the number of feet you want on one side. A…

### How long is an acre?

Acre is a measurement of area therefor it does not necessarily have a given length. However if it was square shaped an acre would be 208.71 feet long on each side. From: 1 acre = 43,560 square feet. Take the square root of 43,560 to get 208.71 an acer is 10000000000000 feet An acre is 4840 square yards, which can be in any shape. A strip of ground 4840 yards long (2 and 3/4 miles)…

### What linear dimensions make an acre of land?

One acre is 4,840 square yards or 43,560 square feet, and so a square piece of land measuring 208.71032 feet on all four sides is approximately an acre. The number of sets of dimensions that will equal an acre is infinite. For instance, a piece of land 10 feet wide and 4,356 feet long is exactly one acre because 10 x 4,356 = 43,560. Moreover, a piece of land 30 feet wide and 1,452 feet…