Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Centimeters to Kilometers

Convert from centimeters to kilometers with this simple formula:
kilometers = centimeters × 1.0E-5
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1 Centimeter = 1.0E-5 Kilometers

Learn How to Convert Centimeters to Kilometers Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a centimeter length measurement to a kilometer measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A centimeter is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers, so to convert simply multiply by 1.0E-5.

For example, 5cm = (5 × 1.0E-5) = 5.0E-5km.

Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and kilometers together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.

Centimeters and kilometers are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A centimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1cm. A kilometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as km, for example 1km. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

Internationally the centimeter is actually spelled centimetre and it's equal to 10 millimeters, .01 meters, or .393701 inches. Metric rulers have 30cm and they are the larger measurement. A standard pencil is just about 1cm thick, and can be used to get a rough idea of the size of a centimeter.

A pencil is just about 1cm thick and is a good reference point for a centimeter's actual size

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

centimeters and kilometers are units used to measure length
Convert Kilometers to Centimeters

More Length Conversions

Convert to Miles Length
1cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
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1cm is equal to 0.010936 yards
Convert to Feet Length
1cm is equal to 0.032808 feet
Convert to Inches Length
1cm is equal to 0.393701 inches
Convert to Meters Length
1cm is equal to 0.01 meters
Convert to Millimeters Length
1cm is equal to 10 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers

Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Kilometer Conversions

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent kilometer value
Centimeters Kilometers Centimeters Kilometers Centimeters Kilometers
1 0.000010 21 0.00021 41 0.00041
2 0.000020 22 0.00022 42 0.00042
3 0.000030 23 0.00023 43 0.00043
4 0.000040 24 0.00024 44 0.00044
5 0.000050 25 0.00025 45 0.00045
6 0.000060 26 0.00026 46 0.00046
7 0.000070 27 0.00027 47 0.00047
8 0.000080 28 0.00028 48 0.00048
9 0.000090 29 0.00029 49 0.00049
10 0.0001 30 0.0003 50 0.0005
11 0.00011 31 0.00031 51 0.00051
12 0.00012 32 0.00032 52 0.00052
13 0.00013 33 0.00033 53 0.00053
14 0.00014 34 0.00034 54 0.00054
15 0.00015 35 0.00035 55 0.00055
16 0.00016 36 0.00036 56 0.00056
17 0.00017 37 0.00037 57 0.00057
18 0.00018 38 0.00038 58 0.00058
19 0.00019 39 0.00039 59 0.00059
20 0.0002 40 0.0004 60 0.0006