Convert Micrometers to 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.
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.
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