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The square yard (India: gaz) is an imperial unit of area, formerly used in most of the English-speaking world but now generally replaced by the square metre, however it is still in widespread use in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and India. It is defined as the area of a square with sides of one yard (three feet, thirty-six inches, 0.9144 metres) in length.
There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:
- square yards, square yard, square yds, square yd
- sq yards, sq yard, sq yds, sq yd, sq.yd.
- yards/-2, yard/-2, yds/-2, yd/-2
- yards^2, yard^2, yds^2, yd^2
- yards², yard², yds², yd²
One square yard is equivalent to: