# Convert Centimeters to Micrometers

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

**Results in Micrometers:**

## How to Convert Centimeters to Micrometers

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:

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.

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 Measurements and Equivalent Micrometer Conversions

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