# Centuries to Years Converter

Enter the time in centuries below to get the value converted to years.

## Result in Years:

1 c = 100 yr

Do you want to convert years to centuries?

## How to Convert Centuries to Years

To convert a measurement in centuries to a measurement in years, multiply the time by the following conversion ratio: 100 years/century.

Since one century is equal to 100 years, you can use this simple formula to convert:

years = centuries × 100

The time in years is equal to the time in centuries multiplied by 100.

For example, here's how to convert 5 centuries to years using the formula above.
years = (5 c × 100) = 500 yr

### How Many Years Are in a Century?

There are 100 years in a century, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 c = 100 yr

## What Is a Century?

The century is a time period of 100 years. The word century is derived from the Latin word centum, meaning hundred.[1]

Centuries can be abbreviated as c; for example, 1 century can be written as 1 c.

## What Is a Year?

One year is the time it takes for the Earth to complete its orbit around the Sun. There are 365 days in a year, with the exception of the leap year when there are 366.

We have leap years because the Earth actually takes 365.2425 days to revolve around the sun, but we round to 365 for convenience. However, since we miss a quarter of a day per revolution around the sun, this means that we add an extra day to the year once every 4 years, hence the leap year.

Years can be abbreviated as yr (plural yrs), and are also sometimes abbreviated as y. For example, 1 year can be written as 1 yr or 1 y, and 2 years can be written as 2 yrs.

## Century to Year Conversion Table

Table showing various century measurements converted to years.
Centuries Years
1 c 100 yr
2 c 200 yr
3 c 300 yr
4 c 400 yr
5 c 500 yr
6 c 600 yr
7 c 700 yr
8 c 800 yr
9 c 900 yr
10 c 1,000 yr
11 c 1,100 yr
12 c 1,200 yr
13 c 1,300 yr
14 c 1,400 yr
15 c 1,500 yr
16 c 1,600 yr
17 c 1,700 yr
18 c 1,800 yr
19 c 1,900 yr
20 c 2,000 yr
21 c 2,100 yr
22 c 2,200 yr
23 c 2,300 yr
24 c 2,400 yr
25 c 2,500 yr
26 c 2,600 yr
27 c 2,700 yr
28 c 2,800 yr
29 c 2,900 yr
30 c 3,000 yr
31 c 3,100 yr
32 c 3,200 yr
33 c 3,300 yr
34 c 3,400 yr
35 c 3,500 yr
36 c 3,600 yr
37 c 3,700 yr
38 c 3,800 yr
39 c 3,900 yr
40 c 4,000 yr

## References

1. Merriam-Webster, Century Definition & Meaning, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/century