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

Convert Centimeters to Micrometers

Convert from centimeters to micrometers with this simple formula:
micrometers = centimeters × 10000
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1 Centimeter = 10,000 Micrometers

Learn How to Convert Centimeters to Micrometers Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a centimeter length measurement to a micrometer measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A centimeter is equal to 10000 micrometers, so to convert simply multiply by 10000.

For example, 5cm = (5 × 10000) = 50,000µm.

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

Centimeters and micrometers 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 micrometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1µm. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.

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 micrometers are units used to measure length
Convert Micrometers to Centimeters

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1cm is equal to 0.032808 feet
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1cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
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Convert to Millimeters Length
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Convert to Nanometers Length
1cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers

Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Micrometer Conversions

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent micrometer value
Centimeters Micrometers Centimeters Micrometers Centimeters Micrometers
1 10,000 21 210,000 41 410,000
2 20,000 22 220,000 42 420,000
3 30,000 23 230,000 43 430,000
4 40,000 24 240,000 44 440,000
5 50,000 25 250,000 45 450,000
6 60,000 26 260,000 46 460,000
7 70,000 27 270,000 47 470,000
8 80,000 28 280,000 48 480,000
9 90,000 29 290,000 49 490,000
10 100,000 30 300,000 50 500,000
11 110,000 31 310,000 51 510,000
12 120,000 32 320,000 52 520,000
13 130,000 33 330,000 53 530,000
14 140,000 34 340,000 54 540,000
15 150,000 35 350,000 55 550,000
16 160,000 36 360,000 56 560,000
17 170,000 37 370,000 57 570,000
18 180,000 38 380,000 58 580,000
19 190,000 39 390,000 59 590,000
20 200,000 40 400,000 60 600,000