This page is a progressive and labelled list of the SI area orders of magnitude, with certain examples appended to some list objects.

10 −70 to 10 −9 square metres

List of orders of magnitude for area
Factor (m 2 ) Multiple Value Item
10 −70 2.6×10 −70 m 2 Planck area ,
10 −52 10 −52 m 2 1 shed [6]
10 −48 1 square yoctometre (ym 2 ) 1 ym 2
10 −43 100,000 ym 2 1 femtobarn [3]
10 −42 1 square zeptometre (zm 2 ) 1 zm 2
10 −36 1 square attometre (am 2 ) 1 am 2
10 −30 1 square femtometre (fm 2 ) 1 fm 2
10 −29 66.52 fm 2 Thomson cross-section of the electron [4]
10 −28 100 fm 2 1 barn , roughly the cross-sectional area of an uranium nucleus [35]
10 −24 1 square picometre (pm 2 ) 1 pm 2
10 −20 1 square angstrom 2 ) 10,000 pm 2
10 −19 100,000 pm 2 Area of a lipid bilayer , per molecule [7]
75-260,000 pm 2 Surface area of the 20 standard amino acids [8]
10 −18 1 square nanometre (nm 2 ) 1 nm 2
10 −16 100 nm 2 Globular proteins : solvent-accessible surface area of a typical globular protein, having a typical molecular mass of ~35000 u (quite variable) [84]
10 −14 17,000 nm 2 Cross-sectional area of a nuclear pore complex in vertebrates [11]
10 −12 1 square micrometre (μm 2 ) 6 μm 2 Surface area of an E. coli bacterium [12]
10 −10 100 μm 2 Surface area of a red blood cell [88]
10 −9 6,000 μm 2 - 110,000 μm 2 Range of common LCD screen pixel sizes
7,000 μm 2 Area of a dot printed using 300 dots per inch resolution
8,000 μm 2 Cross-sectional area of a straight human hair that is 100 μm [15] in diameter

10 −8 to 10 −1 square metres

List of orders of magnitude for areas 10 −8 to 10 −1 square metres
Factor (m 2 ) Multiple Value Item
10 −8 55,000 μm 2 Size of a pixel on a typical modern computer display
10 −7 2-400,000 μm 2 Cross-sectional area of a mechanical pencil lead (0.5-0.7 mm in diameter)
10 −6 1 square millimetre (mm 2 ) 1–2 mm 2 Area of a human fovea [16]
2 mm 2 Area of the head of a pin
10 −5 30–50 mm 2 Area of a 6–8 mm hole punched in a piece of paper by a hole punch
10 −4 1 square centimetre (cm 2 ) 290 mm 2 Area of one side of a U.S. penny [6] [6]
500 mm 2 Area of a typical postage stamp
10 −3 1,100 mm 2 Area of a human retina [6]
4,600 mm 2 Area of the face of a credit card [6]
4,800 mm 2 Largest side of a cigarette box
10 −2 1 square decimetre (dm 2 ) 10,000 mm 2 Index card (3 × 5 inches ) [6]
60,000 mm 2 American letter paper (11 × 8.5 inches , "A" size)
62,370 mm 2 International A4 paper (210 × 297 mm)
93,000 mm 2 1 square foot [6]
10 −1 125,000 mm 2 International A3 paper (297 × 420 mm)
180,000 mm 2 Surface area of a basketball (diameter 24 cm) [6] [6]
250,000 mm 2 International A2 paper (420 × 594 mm)
500,000 mm 2 International A1 paper (594 × 841 mm)

10 0 to 10 7 square metres

List of orders of magnitude for areas 10 0 to 10 7 square metres.
Factor (m 2 ) Multiple Value Item
10 0 1 square metre 1 m 2 International A0 paper (841 × 1189 mm)
1.73 m 2 A number commonly used as the average body surface area of a human [6]
2–4 m 2 Area of the top of an office desk
10 1 10–20 m 2 A parking space
70 m 2 Approximate surface area of a human lung [6]
10 2 1 square decametre (dam 2 ) 100 m 2 One are (a)
162 m 2 Size of a volleyball court (18 × 9 metres) [6]
202 m 2 Floor area of a median suburban three-bedroom house in the US in 2010: 2,169 sq ft (201.5 m 2 ) [3]
261 m 2 Size of a tennis court [3]
10 3 1,000 m 2 Surface area of a Greek Stremma
1,250 m 2 Surface area of the water in an Olympic-size swimming pool [3]
4,047 m 2 1 acre [3]
5,400 m 2 Size of an American football field [3] [3]
7,140 m 2 Size of a typical football (soccer) field [3] [3]
10 4 1 square hectometre (hm 2 ) 10,000 m 2 1 hectare (ha) [3]
17,000 m 2 Approximate area of a cricket field (theoretical limits: 6,402 m 2 to 21,273 m 2 ) [36]
22,074 m 2 Area of a Manhattan city block
53,000 m 2 Base of the Great Pyramid of Giza [4] [4]
10 5 190,000 m 2 Irish National Botanic Gardens
440,000 m 2 Vatican City [4]
600,000 m 2 Total floor area of the Pentagon [4]
10 6 1 square kilometre (km 2 ) 2 km 2 Monaco (country ranked 192nd by area) [4]
2.59 km 2 1 square mile [4]
2.9 km 2 City of London (not all of modern London ) [4]
10 7 59.5 km 2 Manhattan Island (land area) [4]
61 km 2 San Marino [4]

10 8 to 10 14 square metres

Factor (m 2 ) Multiple Value Item
10 8 105 km 2 Paris (inner city only) [4]
110 km 2 Walt Disney World [35]
272 km 2 Taipei City [35]
630 km 2 Toronto [35]
10 9 1100 km 2 Hong Kong [35]
1290 km 2 Los Angeles, California , United States (city) [35]
1962 km 2 Jacksonville, Florida ; largest city in the Continental US [35]
2188 km 2 Tokyo [35]
5780 km 2 Administrative area of Bali [35]
8030 km 2 Community of Madrid , Spain
10 10 11,000 km 2 Jamaica [35]
30,528 km 2 Belgium
68,870 km 2 Lake Victoria [35]
84,000 km 2 Austria [7]
10 11 100,000 km 2 South Korea [7]
167,996 km 2 Jiuquan in China
300,000 km 2 Philippines [7]
357,000 km 2 Germany [7]
377,900 km 2 Japan [7]
510,000 km 2 Spain [7]
780,000 km 2 Turkey [7]
10 12 1 square megametre (Mm 2 ) 1.0 Mm 2 Egypt ( country ranked 29th by area ) [7]
2 Mm 2 Mexico
3.10 Mm 2 Sakha (Yakutia) Republic in Russia ( largest subnational governing body ) [4]
5 Mm 2 Largest extent of the Roman Empire [101] [103]
7.74 Mm 2 Australia ( country ranked 6th by area ) [8]
8.5 Mm 2 Brazil
9.5 Mm 2 China/ United States of America
10 13 10 Mm 2 Canada (including water) [8]
14 Mm 2 Antarctica [8]
14 Mm 2 Arable land worldwide [8]
16.6 Mm 2 Surface area of Pluto [8]
17 Mm 2 Russia ( country ranked 1st by area ) [8]
30 Mm 2 Africa [8]
35.5 Mm 2 Largest extent of the British Empire [105]
38 Mm 2 Surface area of the Moon [8]
77 Mm 2 Atlantic Ocean [84]
10 14 144 Mm 2 Surface area of Mars [84]
150 Mm 2 Land area of Earth [73]
156 Mm 2 Pacific Ocean [84]
360 Mm 2 Water area of Earth [73]
510 Mm 2 Total surface area of Earth [73]

10 15 to 10 26 square metres

List of orders of magnitude for areas 10 15 to 10 26 square metres.
Factor (m 2 ) Multiple Value Item
10 15 1,000 Mm 2 Surface area of the white dwarf , Van Maanen's star
7,600 Mm 2 Neptune [84]
10 16 43,000 Mm 2 Saturn [84]
61 000 Mm 2 Jupiter , [84] the "surface" area of the spheroid (calculated from the mean radius as reported by NASA). The cross-sectional area of Jupiter, which is the same as the "circle" of Jupiter seen by an approaching spacecraft, is almost exactly one quarter the surface-area of the overall sphere, which in the case of Jupiter is approximately 1.535e+16 square metres.
10 17 2-600 000 Mm 2 Surface area of the brown dwarf CT Chamaeleontis B .
460,000 Mm 2 Area swept by the Moon's orbit of Earth
10 18 1 square gigametre (Gm 2 ) 6.1 Gm 2 Surface area of the Sun [84]
10 19 30 Gm 2 Surface area of the star Vega
10 20 100 Gm 2
10 21 1 000 Gm 2
10 22 11 000 Gm 2 Area swept by Mercury's orbit around the Sun
37 000 Gm 2 Area swept by Venus ' orbit around the Sun
71 000 Gm 2 Area swept by Earth 's orbit around the Sun
10 23 160 000 Gm 2 Area swept by Mars ' orbit around the Sun
281 000 Gm 2 Surface area of a Dyson sphere with a radius of 1 AU
10 24 1 square terametre (Tm 2 ) 1.9 Tm 2 Area swept by Jupiter 's orbit around the Sun
6.4 Tm 2 Area swept by Saturn 's orbit around the Sun
8.5 Tm 2 Surface area of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse
10 25 24 Tm 2 Surface area of the hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris
26 Tm 2 Area swept by Uranus ' orbit around the Sun
64 Tm 2 Area swept by Neptune 's orbit around the Sun
10 26 110 Tm 2 Area swept by Pluto 's orbit around the Sun

10 27 square metres and larger

List of orders of magnitude for areas 10 27 square metres and larger.
Factor (m 2 ) Multiple Value Item
10 30 1 square petametre (Pm 2 )
10 31 10 Pm 2
10 32 200 Pm 2 Roughly the surface area of an Oort Cloud
300 Pm 2 Roughly the surface area of a Bok globule
10 33 1 000 Pm 2
10 34 30 000 Pm 2 Roughly the surface area of The Bubble nebula
10 35 100 000 Pm 2
10 36 1 square exametre (Em 2 )
...
10 41 700 000 Em 2 Roughly the area of Milky Way 's galactic disk
10 42 1 square zettametre (Zm 2 )
...
10 48 1 square yottametre (Ym 2 )
10 54 2400 Ym 2 Surface area of the observable universe [84]