Convert Meters to Millimeters

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1 m = 1,000 mm

How to Convert Meters to Millimeters

conversion scale showing meters and equivalent millimeters length values

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

millimeters = meters × 1,000

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

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

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

Meters and millimeters 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.

Millimeters

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

The millimeter, or millimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for 10-3. Millimeters can be abbreviated as mm, for example 1 millimeter can be written as 1 mm.

Millimeters are often represented by the smallest ticks on most metric rulers. To get a reference point of the size, the thickness of a US dime is 1.35mm.

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 Millimeter Conversions

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

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 Micrometers
1 m is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1 m is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers