Convert Kilometers to 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.
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.
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