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

Convert Kilometers to Centimeters

Convert from kilometers to centimeters with this simple formula:
centimeters = kilometers × 100000
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1 Kilometer = 100,000 Centimeters

Learn How to Convert Kilometers to Centimeters Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a kilometer length measurement to a centimeter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A kilometer is equal to 100000 centimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 100000.

For example, 5km = (5 × 100000) = 500,000cm.

Our inch fraction calculator can add kilometers and centimeters together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.

Kilometers and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A kilometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as km, for example 1km. A centimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1cm. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

Internationally the centimeter is actually spelled centimetre and it's equal to 10 millimeters, .01 meters, or .393701 inches. Metric rulers have 30cm and they are the larger measurement. A standard pencil is just about 1cm thick, and can be used to get a rough idea of the size of a centimeter.

A pencil is just about 1cm thick and is a good reference point for a centimeter's actual size

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.

kilometers and centimeters are units used to measure length
Convert Centimeters to Kilometers

More Length Conversions

Convert to Miles Length
1km is equal to 0.621371 miles
Convert to Yards Length
1km is equal to 1,094 yards
Convert to Feet Length
1km is equal to 3,281 feet
Convert to Inches Length
1km is equal to 39,370 inches
Convert to Meters Length
1km is equal to 1,000 meters
Convert to Millimeters Length
1km is equal to 1,000,000 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1km is equal to 1,000,000,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1km is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 nanometers

Kilometer Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions

Common kilometer values converted to the equivalent centimeter value
Kilometers Centimeters Kilometers Centimeters Kilometers Centimeters
1 100,000 21 2,100,000 41 4,100,000
2 200,000 22 2,200,000 42 4,200,000
3 300,000 23 2,300,000 43 4,300,000
4 400,000 24 2,400,000 44 4,400,000
5 500,000 25 2,500,000 45 4,500,000
6 600,000 26 2,600,000 46 4,600,000
7 700,000 27 2,700,000 47 4,700,000
8 800,000 28 2,800,000 48 4,800,000
9 900,000 29 2,900,000 49 4,900,000
10 1,000,000 30 3,000,000 50 5,000,000
11 1,100,000 31 3,100,000 51 5,100,000
12 1,200,000 32 3,200,000 52 5,200,000
13 1,300,000 33 3,300,000 53 5,300,000
14 1,400,000 34 3,400,000 54 5,400,000
15 1,500,000 35 3,500,000 55 5,500,000
16 1,600,000 36 3,600,000 56 5,600,000
17 1,700,000 37 3,700,000 57 5,700,000
18 1,800,000 38 3,800,000 58 5,800,000
19 1,900,000 39 3,900,000 59 5,900,000
20 2,000,000 40 4,000,000 60 6,000,000