# Difference between Square and Rhombus

Both squares and rhombuses are special parallelograms.

A square is a quadrilateral with 4 equal sides and 4 interior right angles.

A rhombus is a quadrilateral with 4 equal sides with 2 pairs of parallel opposite sides and equal opposite angles.

## Square vs Rhombus

Although squares and rhombuses are parallelograms, they have some differences. Let us learn how a rhombus is different from a square.

### Differences

Besides the differences, they also share some similarities as given below:

### Similarities

2. Diagonals are mutually perpendicular bisectors
3. The Sum of interior angles is 360Â°
4. Opposite sides are parallel
5. All sides are equal in length

## Is a Square a Rhombus

YES. A square is a rhombus.

A square satisfies all the properties of a rhombus.

A square has 4 equal sides. It has equal diagonals that are perpendicular bisectors. The opposite sides of a square are equal and parallel and the opposite angles are also equal.

So, is a square always a rhombus?

YES. A square is also a rhombus because it will always have 4 interior right angles as a fixed property. So every square is a rhombus.

Now let us think the other way round. Is a rhombus a square?

NO. Then what is the difference between a square and a rhombus?

The key difference between a square and a rhombus is that the interior angles of a rhombus may vary. Thus, a rhombus is not always a square.

So when is a rhombus a square?

Every rhombus with four right angles is a square.

Therefore, all squares are rhombuses, but all rhombuses are not squares.