# Centimeters Conversion

The centimeter is a unit used to measure length. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about centimeters.

## Centimeter Conversion Calculators

Choose a unit of length to convert to.

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert centimeters to miles
- 1 centimeter is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
- Convert centimeters to yards
- 1 centimeter is equal to 0.010936 yards
- Convert centimeters to feet
- 1 centimeter is equal to 0.032808 feet
- Convert centimeters to inches
- 1 centimeter is equal to 0.393701 inches

**SI Units**

- Convert centimeters to kilometers
- 1 centimeter is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
- Convert centimeters to meters
- 1 centimeter is equal to 0.01 meters
- Convert centimeters to millimeters
- 1 centimeter is equal to 10 millimeters
- Convert centimeters to micrometers
- 1 centimeter is equal to 10,000 micrometers
- Convert centimeters to nanometers
- 1 centimeter is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers

## Centimeter Definition and Usage

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.

## Centimeters Measurement Conversion Table

centimeters | miles | yards | feet | inches | kilometers | meters | millimeters | micrometers | nanometers |
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1 cm | 0.0000062137 mi | 0.010936 yd | 0.032808' | 0.393701" | 0.00001 km | 0.01 m | 10 mm | 10,000 µm | 10,000,000 nm |

2 cm | 0.000012427 mi | 0.021872 yd | 0.065617' | 0.787402" | 0.00002 km | 0.02 m | 20 mm | 20,000 µm | 20,000,000 nm |

3 cm | 0.000018641 mi | 0.032808 yd | 0.098425' | 1.181102" | 0.00003 km | 0.03 m | 30 mm | 30,000 µm | 30,000,000 nm |

4 cm | 0.000024855 mi | 0.043745 yd | 0.131234' | 1.574803" | 0.00004 km | 0.04 m | 40 mm | 40,000 µm | 40,000,000 nm |

5 cm | 0.000031069 mi | 0.054681 yd | 0.164042' | 1.968504" | 0.00005 km | 0.05 m | 50 mm | 50,000 µm | 50,000,000 nm |

6 cm | 0.000037282 mi | 0.065617 yd | 0.19685' | 2.362205" | 0.00006 km | 0.06 m | 60 mm | 60,000 µm | 60,000,000 nm |

7 cm | 0.000043496 mi | 0.076553 yd | 0.229659' | 2.755906" | 0.00007 km | 0.07 m | 70 mm | 70,000 µm | 70,000,000 nm |

8 cm | 0.00004971 mi | 0.087489 yd | 0.262467' | 3.149606" | 0.00008 km | 0.08 m | 80 mm | 80,000 µm | 80,000,000 nm |

9 cm | 0.000055923 mi | 0.098425 yd | 0.295276' | 3.543307" | 0.00009 km | 0.09 m | 90 mm | 90,000 µm | 90,000,000 nm |

10 cm | 0.000062137 mi | 0.109361 yd | 0.328084' | 3.937008" | 0.0001 km | 0.1 m | 100 mm | 100,000 µm | 100,000,000 nm |

11 cm | 0.000068351 mi | 0.120297 yd | 0.360892' | 4.330709" | 0.00011 km | 0.11 m | 110 mm | 110,000 µm | 110,000,000 nm |

12 cm | 0.000074565 mi | 0.131234 yd | 0.393701' | 4.724409" | 0.00012 km | 0.12 m | 120 mm | 120,000 µm | 120,000,000 nm |

13 cm | 0.000080778 mi | 0.14217 yd | 0.426509' | 5.11811" | 0.00013 km | 0.13 m | 130 mm | 130,000 µm | 130,000,000 nm |

14 cm | 0.000086992 mi | 0.153106 yd | 0.459318' | 5.511811" | 0.00014 km | 0.14 m | 140 mm | 140,000 µm | 140,000,000 nm |

15 cm | 0.000093206 mi | 0.164042 yd | 0.492126' | 5.905512" | 0.00015 km | 0.15 m | 150 mm | 150,000 µm | 150,000,000 nm |

16 cm | 0.000099419 mi | 0.174978 yd | 0.524934' | 6.299213" | 0.00016 km | 0.16 m | 160 mm | 160,000 µm | 160,000,000 nm |

17 cm | 0.000106 mi | 0.185914 yd | 0.557743' | 6.692913" | 0.00017 km | 0.17 m | 170 mm | 170,000 µm | 170,000,000 nm |

18 cm | 0.000112 mi | 0.19685 yd | 0.590551' | 7.086614" | 0.00018 km | 0.18 m | 180 mm | 180,000 µm | 180,000,000 nm |

19 cm | 0.000118 mi | 0.207787 yd | 0.62336' | 7.480315" | 0.00019 km | 0.19 m | 190 mm | 190,000 µm | 190,000,000 nm |

20 cm | 0.000124 mi | 0.218723 yd | 0.656168' | 7.874016" | 0.0002 km | 0.2 m | 200 mm | 200,000 µm | 200,000,000 nm |

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