**Area is the measure of the surface inside a flat figure. Area is measured in square units. Multiply the length times the width to get the square units.**

## What Is Area Measured In?

An area is two–dimensional: it has a length and a width. You can measure area in square units, like square inches, square feet, or square meters. Area is measured in square units because it is two–dimensional.

That is, it has a length and a width, but no depth. When you measure area, you are really measuring how much space there is on a flat surface.

You can measure area in square inches, square feet, square yards, or square miles. You can also use the metric system and measure area in square centimeters, square meters, or square kilometers.

No matter what system of measurement you use, area is always measured in square units.

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