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## Cm to km conversion

To calculate cm to km, multiply the km value by 100000, or divide the km value by 0.00001, as 1 km equals 100000 cm.

1 kilometer is equal to 100000 centimeters (1 km = (1 cm × 100000) = 100000 cm).

Similarly, 1 cm equals 0.00001 km (1 cm = 1 km ÷ 100000 = 0.00001 km).

**Example:**

- Convert 15 centimeter to kilometer = 15 cm ÷ 100000 = 0.00015 km
- Convert 15 kilometer to centimeter = 15 km x 100000 = 1500000 cm

### What is a Metric System?

The metric system is an internationally recognized system for measurement based on units such as meters, kilograms, liters and more.

It is a decimal-based system that is easy to understand. For example: measuring length in meters, weight in kilograms, and volume in liters.

### Definition of Centimeter

A centimeter is a unit of length used internationally to measure length, width, and height. It is a metric system used for measurements smaller than one meter and larger than one millimeter.

### What is an example of a centimeter?

A centimeter is one-hundredth of a meter. It is used in everyday life like measuring objects’ length, height, or dimensions. Some examples of centimeter measurements are given below:

- The average length of a pencil is about 17.5 cm.
- A standard A4 sheet of paper is about 21 cm wide and 29.7 cm long.
- The width of a credit card is about 8.5 cm.
- A standard soda can is approximately 12 cm tall.
- A standard smartphone can be 15 cm long, which equals 5.90 inches.

**Note:** A centimeter (cm) measures relatively small distances or dimensions.

#### Definition of Kilometer

A kilometer is a unit of length in the metric system, used to measure distances between cities, countries, and many others. One kilometer is equal to one thousand meters. It is a standard unit of measurement of road, village, city, and other distances.

#### Cm, km, mm and m chart:

The values for cm, km, mm, and meter are given in the chart below:

CM | KM | MM | M |
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1 cm | 0.00001 km | 10 mm | 0.01 m |

10 cm | 0.0001 km | 100 mm | 0.1 m |

50 cm | 0.0005 km | 500 mm | 0.5 m |

100 cm | 0.001 km | 1000 mm | 1 m |

1000 cm | 0.01 km | 10000 mm | 10 m |

1,00,000 cm | 1 km | 10,00,000 mm | 1000 m |

#### Metric Conversion Chart for Length

The metric conversion chart shows the kilometers to millimeters values in the order (×10) below:

- Kilometer = km × 1 = 1 km
- Hectometer = km × 10 = 10 hm
- Decameter = km × 100 = 100 dm
- Meter = km × 1000 = 1000 m
- Decimeter = km × 10000 = 10,000 decm
- Centimeter = km × 100000 = 1,000,00 cm
- Millimeter = km × 1000000 = 10,000,00 mm

#### What are the Imperial Units?

Imperial units are not part of the International System of Units. Here is a list of some imperial units for length, along with their abbreviations:

**Inch:**An inch is a length equal to 1/12 of a foot. It measures short distances in the United States and the United Kingdom.**Foot:**A foot is a unit of length equal to 12 inches and is used to measure distances ranging from a few feet to a few hundred feet.**Yard:**A yard is also a unit of length equal to 3 feet or 36 inches and used to measure long distances, such as the length of a football ground.**Mile:**A mile equals 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards and measures long distances, such as between cities, states, etc.**Acre:**The acre is a unit of land area used in the customary systems of the British Empire and the United States. It is defined as an area of one chain times one furlong (66 by 660 feet), which is exactly 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet.**Pound:**A pound is an imperial unit of mass or weight measurement, it is abbreviated as LB, LBM, and one pound is equal to 0.4535 kilograms.

**Note:** Imperial units are mostly used in the United States, Britain, and some countries in construction sectors, land measurement, roads, and other areas. Read more about Imperial Units on Wikipedia.

**Units Conversion Table:**

Imperial | Metric | Conversion |
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1 Foot = 12 Inches | 1 Centimeter = 10 Millimeters | 1 in = 2.54 cm |

1 Yard = 3 Feet | 1 Meter = 100 Centimeters | 1 ft = 30.48 cm |

1 Mile = 5280 Feet | 1 Kilometer = 1000 Meters | 1 mile = 1.61 km |

1 Chain = 22 Yard | 1 Micrometer = 1000 Nanometers | 1 µm = 0.001 mm |

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##### FAQs

**How many cm to a km?**

There is 100000 cm (centimeters) in 1 km (kilometer), in other words, 100000 cm makes 1 km. To calculate cm to km, multiply the km value by 100000, as 1 km equals 100000 cm. So, it will be 1 ×100000 = 100000 cm.

**How do you convert centimeters to kilometers?**

To convert centimeters to kilometers, divide the number of centimeters by 100,000.

**How do you convert centimeters to millimeters?**

To convert centimeters to millimeters, multiply the number of centimeters by 10.

**How do you convert kilometers to miles?**

To convert kilometers to miles, multiply the number of kilometers by 0.621371.

**How do you convert centimeters to miles?**

To convert centimeters to miles, divide the number of centimeters by 100 × 1000 and then multiply by 0.621371.

**How do you convert centimeters to inches?**

To convert centimeters to inches, multiply the number of centimeters by 0.393701.