Centimeters Conversion

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

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

Common centimeter values and equivalent imperial and metric length measurements
centimeters miles yards feet inches kilometers meters millimeters micrometers nanometers
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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