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`Surface Area_(hexagon) = (3 • √3 • s^2) + 6 • s • h `

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The **Hexagon Surface Area** calculator computes the surface area of a regular Hexagon shaped object (e.g. column, prysm, gem). A regular hexagon* Regular Hexagon* column has ends that are six sided regular polygons where all of the sides are the same length (**s**) and a column height (**h**). See diagram.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose the preferred units and enter the following:

- (
**s**) This is the length of the side of the hexagon shaped ends. - (
**h**) This is the height of the shape.

**Hexagon Surface Area (SA):** The surface area (SA) is returned in square meters. However, this can be automatically converted to other area units via the pull-down menu.

**Related Calculators:**

- Area of a Hexagon shaped surface, CLICK HERE.
- Volume of a Hexagon Column

*Giant's Causeway *

The Surface area of a Hexagon shape (see diagram) is the sum of:

- Hexagon Area on the top.
- Hexagon Area on the bottom.
- The sum of the six rectangle areas on the side where the area of each rectangle is A = s *h

Therefore, the surface area of a hexagon is:

SA = 2 • (^{3}/_{2} • √3 • s^{2}) + 6 • s • h

This simplifies to:

SA = 3 • √3 • s^{2} + 6 • s • h

Hexagons appear in mathematics and in nature (e.g. honey comb of honey bees). The volcanic columns at the Giant's Causeway in North Ireland have regular shapes including regular hexagons.