Convert Centimeters to Yards

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

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1 cm = 0.010936 yd

How to Convert Centimeters to Yards

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 yard measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One centimeter is equal to 0.010936 yards, so use this simple formula to convert:

yards = centimeters × 0.010936

The length in yards is equal to the centimeters multiplied by 0.010936.

For example, here's how to convert 5 centimeters to yards using the formula above.
5 cm = (5 × 0.010936) = 0.054681 yd

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

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


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.


The yard is a unit of length measurement equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. The international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters.

The yard is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Yards can be abbreviated as yd, for example 1 yard can be written as 1 yd.

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 Yard Conversions

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent yard value
Centimeters Yards
1 cm 0.010936 yd
2 cm 0.021872 yd
3 cm 0.032808 yd
4 cm 0.043745 yd
5 cm 0.054681 yd
6 cm 0.065617 yd
7 cm 0.076553 yd
8 cm 0.087489 yd
9 cm 0.098425 yd
10 cm 0.109361 yd
11 cm 0.120297 yd
12 cm 0.131234 yd
13 cm 0.14217 yd
14 cm 0.153106 yd
15 cm 0.164042 yd
16 cm 0.174978 yd
17 cm 0.185914 yd
18 cm 0.19685 yd
19 cm 0.207787 yd
20 cm 0.218723 yd
21 cm 0.229659 yd
22 cm 0.240595 yd
23 cm 0.251531 yd
24 cm 0.262467 yd
25 cm 0.273403 yd
26 cm 0.284339 yd
27 cm 0.295276 yd
28 cm 0.306212 yd
29 cm 0.317148 yd
30 cm 0.328084 yd
31 cm 0.33902 yd
32 cm 0.349956 yd
33 cm 0.360892 yd
34 cm 0.371829 yd
35 cm 0.382765 yd
36 cm 0.393701 yd
37 cm 0.404637 yd
38 cm 0.415573 yd
39 cm 0.426509 yd
40 cm 0.437445 yd

More Centimeter Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
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 Micrometers
1 cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1 cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers