# Convert Millimeters to Centimeters

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

**Results in Centimeters:**

## How to Convert Millimeters to Centimeters

Convert millimeters to centimeters with this simple formula:

Converting a millimeter length measurement to a centimeter measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One millimeter is equal to 0.1 centimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 0.1.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 millimeters to centimeters using the formula above.

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

Millimeters and centimeters are both units used to measure length.
Learn more about length and
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Millimeters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as *mm*, for example 1 mm.
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.

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.

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.

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.

## Millimeter Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions

Millimeters | Centimeters |
---|---|

1 mm | 0.1 cm |

2 mm | 0.2 cm |

3 mm | 0.3 cm |

4 mm | 0.4 cm |

5 mm | 0.5 cm |

6 mm | 0.6 cm |

7 mm | 0.7 cm |

8 mm | 0.8 cm |

9 mm | 0.9 cm |

10 mm | 1 cm |

11 mm | 1.1 cm |

12 mm | 1.2 cm |

13 mm | 1.3 cm |

14 mm | 1.4 cm |

15 mm | 1.5 cm |

16 mm | 1.6 cm |

17 mm | 1.7 cm |

18 mm | 1.8 cm |

19 mm | 1.9 cm |

20 mm | 2 cm |

21 mm | 2.1 cm |

22 mm | 2.2 cm |

23 mm | 2.3 cm |

24 mm | 2.4 cm |

25 mm | 2.5 cm |

26 mm | 2.6 cm |

27 mm | 2.7 cm |

28 mm | 2.8 cm |

29 mm | 2.9 cm |

30 mm | 3 cm |

31 mm | 3.1 cm |

32 mm | 3.2 cm |

33 mm | 3.3 cm |

34 mm | 3.4 cm |

35 mm | 3.5 cm |

36 mm | 3.6 cm |

37 mm | 3.7 cm |

38 mm | 3.8 cm |

39 mm | 3.9 cm |

40 mm | 4 cm |

## More Millimeter Length Conversions

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert to Miles
- 1 mm is equal to 6.2137E-7 miles
- Convert to Yards
- 1 mm is equal to 0.001094 yards
- Convert to Feet
- 1 mm is equal to 0.003281 feet
- Convert to Inches
- 1 mm is equal to 0.03937 inches

**SI Units**

- Convert to Kilometers
- 1 mm is equal to 1.0E-6 kilometers
- Convert to Meters
- 1 mm is equal to 0.001 meters
- Convert to Micrometers
- 1 mm is equal to 1,000 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers
- 1 mm is equal to 1,000,000 nanometers