Units of measurement are often abbreviated. The abridged forms are normally written without points and do not have plurals.

Small_OK 4 ha (hectares)
Small_OK 9 m (metres)
Small_OK 60 km (kilometres)
Small_OK 200 g (grams)
Small_OK 5 kg (kilograms)

Note that proper nouns that form part of units of measurement retain their initial capital.

Small_OK 10 degrees Celsius

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