Convert Micrometers to Centimeters

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

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1 µm = 0.0001 cm

How to Convert Micrometers to Centimeters

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

Convert micrometers to centimeters with this simple formula:

centimeters = micrometers × 0.0001

Converting a micrometer length measurement to a centimeter measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One micrometer is equal to 0.0001 centimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 0.0001.

For example, here's how to convert 5 micrometers to centimeters using the formula above.
5 µm = (5 × 0.0001) = 0.0005 cm

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

Micrometers and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Micrometers are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1 µm. Centimeters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1 cm. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.

Internationally the centimeter is actually spelled centimetre and it's equal to 10 millimeters, .01 meters, or .393701 inches. Metric rulers have 30 cm 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

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.

micrometers and centimeters are units used to measure length
Convert Centimeters to Micrometers

Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions

Common micrometer values converted to the equivalent centimeter value
Micrometers Centimeters
1 µm 0.0001 cm
2 µm 0.0002 cm
3 µm 0.0003 cm
4 µm 0.0004 cm
5 µm 0.0005 cm
6 µm 0.0006 cm
7 µm 0.0007 cm
8 µm 0.0008 cm
9 µm 0.0009 cm
10 µm 0.001 cm
11 µm 0.0011 cm
12 µm 0.0012 cm
13 µm 0.0013 cm
14 µm 0.0014 cm
15 µm 0.0015 cm
16 µm 0.0016 cm
17 µm 0.0017 cm
18 µm 0.0018 cm
19 µm 0.0019 cm
20 µm 0.002 cm
21 µm 0.0021 cm
22 µm 0.0022 cm
23 µm 0.0023 cm
24 µm 0.0024 cm
25 µm 0.0025 cm
26 µm 0.0026 cm
27 µm 0.0027 cm
28 µm 0.0028 cm
29 µm 0.0029 cm
30 µm 0.003 cm
31 µm 0.0031 cm
32 µm 0.0032 cm
33 µm 0.0033 cm
34 µm 0.0034 cm
35 µm 0.0035 cm
36 µm 0.0036 cm
37 µm 0.0037 cm
38 µm 0.0038 cm
39 µm 0.0039 cm
40 µm 0.004 cm

More Micrometer Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 µm is equal to 6.2137E-10 miles
Convert to Yards
1 µm is equal to 1.0936E-6 yards
Convert to Feet
1 µm is equal to 3.2808E-6 feet
Convert to Inches
1 µm is equal to 3.937E-5 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 µm is equal to 1.0E-9 kilometers
Convert to Meters
1 µm is equal to 1.0E-6 meters
Convert to Millimeters
1 µm is equal to 0.001 millimeters
Convert to Nanometers
1 µm is equal to 1,000 nanometers