﻿ Length Converter. Common Length Conversions. Length and Distance Conversions

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#### Important Length conversions

1 Kilometer (km)is equals to 1000 Meter (m)

1 Meter (m)is equals to 100 Centimeters (cm)

1 Centimeter (cm)is equals to 10 Millimeters (cm)

1 Meter(m) is equals to 1000 Millimeters (mm)

1 Inch (in)is equals to 2.54 Centimeters (cm)

1 Yard (yd) is equals to 0.9444 Meters(m)

1 Mile(mi) is equals to 1.60934 Kilometers (km)

1 Foot (ft) is equals to 0.3048 Meter (m)

1 Nautical mile(nmi) is equals to 1.852 Kilometer (km)

1 Meter(m) is equals to 10 Decimeter (dm)

1 Hectometer(hm) is equals to 100 Meter(m)

Note: For length conversions, US Customary Units and the Imperial System are equivalent.

Instrument to measure Distance: Meter stick

Unit Symbol Description
inches in
feet ft 1 foot = 12 inches
yards yd 1 yard = 3 feet
miles mi 1 mile = 1760 yards or 5280 feet
millimeters mm 1 m = 1,000 mm
centimeters cm 1 m = 100 cm
decimeters dm 1 m = 10 dm
meters m base unit
hectometers hm 1 hm = 100 m
kilometers km 1 km = 1,000 m

#### Definitions

Length is the measurement of distance. It is used to count how far or how long something is from each other. Length can be measured using various measurement systems - Imperial system , Metric system and non International System of Units(Non SI Units).

Imperial System - It is the collection of all the measurement units.

Metric Unit - It is decimal system of measurement accepted globally.

Non SI units - the units which are considered outside the International System of Units but are worldwide commonly used and accepted.

#### List of Common units

Imperial System Metric System Non SI Units
inches (in) millimeters (mm) nautical mile (M, NM, or nmi)
feet (ft) centimeters (cm)
yards (yd) decimeters (dm)
miles (mi) meters (m)
hectometers (hm)
kilometers (km)