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

Convert from micrometers to centimeters with this simple formula:
centimeters = micrometers × 0.0001
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1 Micrometer = 0.0001 Centimeters

Learn How to Convert Micrometers to Centimeters Using our Conversion Formula

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

For example, 5µm = (5 × 0.0001) = 0.0005cm.

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

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

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 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

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

More Length Conversions

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

Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions

Common micrometer values converted to the equivalent centimeter value
Micrometers Centimeters Micrometers Centimeters Micrometers Centimeters
1 0.0001 21 0.0021 41 0.0041
2 0.0002 22 0.0022 42 0.0042
3 0.0003 23 0.0023 43 0.0043
4 0.0004 24 0.0024 44 0.0044
5 0.0005 25 0.0025 45 0.0045
6 0.0006 26 0.0026 46 0.0046
7 0.0007 27 0.0027 47 0.0047
8 0.0008 28 0.0028 48 0.0048
9 0.0009 29 0.0029 49 0.0049
10 0.001 30 0.003 50 0.005
11 0.0011 31 0.0031 51 0.0051
12 0.0012 32 0.0032 52 0.0052
13 0.0013 33 0.0033 53 0.0053
14 0.0014 34 0.0034 54 0.0054
15 0.0015 35 0.0035 55 0.0055
16 0.0016 36 0.0036 56 0.0056
17 0.0017 37 0.0037 57 0.0057
18 0.0018 38 0.0038 58 0.0058
19 0.0019 39 0.0039 59 0.0059
20 0.002 40 0.004 60 0.006