Centimeters to Micrometers Conversion

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1 cm = 10,000 µm

How to Convert Centimeters to Micrometers

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

To convert a centimeter measurement to a micrometer measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One centimeter is equal to 10,000 micrometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

micrometers = centimeters × 10,000

The length in micrometers is equal to the centimeters multiplied by 10,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 centimeters to micrometers using the formula above.
5 cm = (5 × 10,000) = 50,000 µm

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

Centimeters and micrometers are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Centimeters

One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The centimeter, or centimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "centi" is the prefix for 10-2. Centimeters can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1 centimeter can be written as 1 cm.

Metric rulers typically have 30 cm, which are represented by 30 large tick marks. To get a rough idea of the actual length of a centimeter, a standard pencil is just about 1cm thick.

Micrometers

One micrometer is equal to one-millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The micrometer, or micrometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10-6. A micrometer is sometimes also referred to as a micron. Micrometers can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1 micrometer can be written as 1 µm.

To get an idea of the actual physical length of a micrometer, one human hair is 40-50 µm thick, demonstrating how small this unit of measure is.

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.

Centimeter to Micrometer Conversion Table

Centimeter measurements converted to micrometers
Centimeters Micrometers
0.0001 cm 1 µm
0.0002 cm 2 µm
0.0003 cm 3 µm
0.0004 cm 4 µm
0.0005 cm 5 µm
0.0006 cm 6 µm
0.0007 cm 7 µm
0.0008 cm 8 µm
0.0009 cm 9 µm
0.001 cm 10 µm
0.002 cm 20 µm
0.003 cm 30 µm
0.004 cm 40 µm
0.005 cm 50 µm
0.006 cm 60 µm
0.007 cm 70 µm
0.008 cm 80 µm
0.009 cm 90 µm
0.01 cm 100 µm
0.02 cm 200 µm
0.03 cm 300 µm
0.04 cm 400 µm
0.05 cm 500 µm
0.06 cm 600 µm
0.07 cm 700 µm
0.08 cm 800 µm
0.09 cm 900 µm
0.1 cm 1,000 µm
0.2 cm 2,000 µm
0.3 cm 3,000 µm
0.4 cm 4,000 µm
0.5 cm 5,000 µm
0.6 cm 6,000 µm
0.7 cm 7,000 µm
0.8 cm 8,000 µm
0.9 cm 9,000 µm
1 cm 10,000 µm