Convert Meters to Micrometers

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1 m = 1,000,000 µm

How to Convert Meters to Micrometers

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

To convert a meter measurement to a micrometer measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One meter is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

micrometers = meters × 1,000,000

The length in micrometers is equal to the meters multiplied by 1,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters to micrometers using the formula above.
5 m = (5 × 1,000,000) = 5,000,000 µm

Meters and micrometers 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.

Micrometers

One micrometer is equal to one-millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The micrometer, or micrometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10-6. A micrometer is sometimes also referred to as a micron. Micrometers can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1 micrometer can be written as 1 µm.

To get an idea of the actual physical length of a micrometer, one human hair is 40-50 µm thick, demonstrating how small this unit of measure is.

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 Micrometer Conversions

Common meter values converted to the equivalent micrometer value
Meters Micrometers
1 m 1,000,000 µm
2 m 2,000,000 µm
3 m 3,000,000 µm
4 m 4,000,000 µm
5 m 5,000,000 µm
6 m 6,000,000 µm
7 m 7,000,000 µm
8 m 8,000,000 µm
9 m 9,000,000 µm
10 m 10,000,000 µm
11 m 11,000,000 µm
12 m 12,000,000 µm
13 m 13,000,000 µm
14 m 14,000,000 µm
15 m 15,000,000 µm
16 m 16,000,000 µm
17 m 17,000,000 µm
18 m 18,000,000 µm
19 m 19,000,000 µm
20 m 20,000,000 µm
21 m 21,000,000 µm
22 m 22,000,000 µm
23 m 23,000,000 µm
24 m 24,000,000 µm
25 m 25,000,000 µm
26 m 26,000,000 µm
27 m 27,000,000 µm
28 m 28,000,000 µm
29 m 29,000,000 µm
30 m 30,000,000 µm
31 m 31,000,000 µm
32 m 32,000,000 µm
33 m 33,000,000 µm
34 m 34,000,000 µm
35 m 35,000,000 µm
36 m 36,000,000 µm
37 m 37,000,000 µm
38 m 38,000,000 µm
39 m 39,000,000 µm
40 m 40,000,000 µm

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 Centimeters
1 m is equal to 100 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1 m is equal to 1,000 millimeters
Convert to Nanometers
1 m is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers