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

Convert Meters to Centimeters

Convert from meters to centimeters with this simple formula:
centimeters = meters × 100
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1 Meter = 100 Centimeters

Learn How to Convert Meters to Centimeters Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a meter length measurement to a centimeter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A meter is equal to 100 centimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 100.

For example, 5m = (5 × 100) = 500cm.

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

Meters and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A meter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1m. 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

The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

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.

meters and centimeters are units used to measure length
Convert Centimeters to Meters

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1m is equal to 0.000621 miles
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1m is equal to 1.093613 yards
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1m is equal to 3.28084 feet
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1m is equal to 39.370079 inches
Convert to Kilometers Length
1m is equal to 0.001 kilometers
Convert to Millimeters Length
1m is equal to 1,000 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1m is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1m is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers

Meter Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions

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