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

Convert Meters to Millimeters

Convert from meters to millimeters with this simple formula:
millimeters = meters × 1000
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1 Meter = 1,000 Millimeters

Learn How to Convert Meters to Millimeters Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a meter length measurement to a millimeter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A meter is equal to 1000 millimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 1000.

For example, 5m = (5 × 1000) = 5,000mm.

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

Meters and millimeters 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 millimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as mm, for example 1mm. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

Millimeter is spelled millimetre internationally, and it is equal in length to .1 centimeters, 1000 micrometers, or 5/127 inch. They are represented by the smallest ticks on most metric rulers. To get a reference point of the size, the thickness of a dime is 1.35mm.

To get an idea of how small a millimeter is, a dime is 1.35mm thick.

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 millimeters are units used to measure length
Convert Millimeters to Meters

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1m is equal to 3.28084 feet
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1m is equal to 0.001 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters Length
1m is equal to 100 centimeters
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 Millimeter Conversions

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