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How many square meters in a square kilometer?

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December 17, 2017 12:01PM

There are one million (1,000,000, 1 x 106) square meters in a square kilometer.

There are 1000 meters in 1 kilometer. Thus to get the number of square meters in 1 square kilometer, you must square the number of meters in a kilometer. 1,000 meters X 1,000 meters = 1,000,000 square meters.
Is it one million, e.g. 1000 x 1000?