# Convert Meters to Centimeters

Enter the length in meters below to get the value converted to centimeters.

**Results in Centimeters:**

## How to Convert Meters to Centimeters

To convert a meter measurement to a centimeter measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One meter is equal to 100 centimeters, so use this simple formula to convert:

The length in centimeters is equal to the meters multiplied by 100.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 meters to centimeters using the formula above.

Our inch fraction calculator can add meters and centimeters together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.

Meters and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Meters

The meter is defined as the distance light travels in ^{1}/_{299,792,458} of a second in a vacuum, according to the most recent 1983 definition.
One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as *m*, for example 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

## Centimeters

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.

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.

## Meter Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions

Meters | Centimeters |
---|---|

1 m | 100 cm |

2 m | 200 cm |

3 m | 300 cm |

4 m | 400 cm |

5 m | 500 cm |

6 m | 600 cm |

7 m | 700 cm |

8 m | 800 cm |

9 m | 900 cm |

10 m | 1,000 cm |

11 m | 1,100 cm |

12 m | 1,200 cm |

13 m | 1,300 cm |

14 m | 1,400 cm |

15 m | 1,500 cm |

16 m | 1,600 cm |

17 m | 1,700 cm |

18 m | 1,800 cm |

19 m | 1,900 cm |

20 m | 2,000 cm |

21 m | 2,100 cm |

22 m | 2,200 cm |

23 m | 2,300 cm |

24 m | 2,400 cm |

25 m | 2,500 cm |

26 m | 2,600 cm |

27 m | 2,700 cm |

28 m | 2,800 cm |

29 m | 2,900 cm |

30 m | 3,000 cm |

31 m | 3,100 cm |

32 m | 3,200 cm |

33 m | 3,300 cm |

34 m | 3,400 cm |

35 m | 3,500 cm |

36 m | 3,600 cm |

37 m | 3,700 cm |

38 m | 3,800 cm |

39 m | 3,900 cm |

40 m | 4,000 cm |

## More Meter Length Conversions

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert to Miles
- 1 m is equal to 0.000621 miles
- Convert to Yards
- 1 m is equal to 1.093613 yards
- Convert to Feet
- 1 m is equal to 3.28084 feet
- Convert to Inches
- 1 m is equal to 39.370079 inches

**SI Units**

- Convert to Kilometers
- 1 m is equal to 0.001 kilometers
- Convert to Millimeters
- 1 m is equal to 1,000 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers
- 1 m is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers
- 1 m is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers