How Many Linear Feet Are Around an Acre?

The perimeter of a plot measuring an acre is equal to the number of linear feet around the sides of the plot. The plot’s real perimeter, however, is determined by whether it is circular or four-sided.

An acre has a surface area of 43,560 square feet. Each side of an acre is roughly 209 feet long if an acre were to be perfectly square. The length of each side added together gives the perimeter, or 836 linear feet.

The number of linear feet equals the circumference of the plot, or 740 feet, if the perimeter of the acre is circular. The perimeters of irregularly shaped acres vary depending on how they are shaped.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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