Convert Centimeters to Micrometers

Enter the length in centimeters below to get the value converted to micrometers.

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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

Convert centimeters to micrometers with this simple formula:

micrometers = centimeters × 10,000

Converting a centimeter length measurement to a micrometer measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One centimeter is equal to 10,000 micrometers, so to convert simply multiply 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. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Centimeters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1 cm. Micrometers are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1 µm. 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 30 cm 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

Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Micrometer Conversions

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent micrometer value
Centimeters Micrometers
1 cm 10,000 µm
2 cm 20,000 µm
3 cm 30,000 µm
4 cm 40,000 µm
5 cm 50,000 µm
6 cm 60,000 µm
7 cm 70,000 µm
8 cm 80,000 µm
9 cm 90,000 µm
10 cm 100,000 µm
11 cm 110,000 µm
12 cm 120,000 µm
13 cm 130,000 µm
14 cm 140,000 µm
15 cm 150,000 µm
16 cm 160,000 µm
17 cm 170,000 µm
18 cm 180,000 µm
19 cm 190,000 µm
20 cm 200,000 µm
21 cm 210,000 µm
22 cm 220,000 µm
23 cm 230,000 µm
24 cm 240,000 µm
25 cm 250,000 µm
26 cm 260,000 µm
27 cm 270,000 µm
28 cm 280,000 µm
29 cm 290,000 µm
30 cm 300,000 µm
31 cm 310,000 µm
32 cm 320,000 µm
33 cm 330,000 µm
34 cm 340,000 µm
35 cm 350,000 µm
36 cm 360,000 µm
37 cm 370,000 µm
38 cm 380,000 µm
39 cm 390,000 µm
40 cm 400,000 µm

More Centimeter Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
Convert to Yards
1 cm is equal to 0.010936 yards
Convert to Feet
1 cm is equal to 0.032808 feet
Convert to Inches
1 cm is equal to 0.393701 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
Convert to Meters
1 cm is equal to 0.01 meters
Convert to Millimeters
1 cm is equal to 10 millimeters
Convert to Nanometers
1 cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers