# How much is a meter

## Conversion from meters (m) to centimeters (cm) and vice versa

Updated on by Stefan Banse

Here you can convert the length unit meter into the unit centimeter and vice versa centimeter to meter. By clicking on the "Swap units" symbol you will always see the desired conversion in the calculation result, i.e. m to cm or cm to m. You can also use the following calculator to calculate any other length unit.

### About "Meter"

The meter is the base unit for length in the International System of Units (SI) and in other metric systems.

All other units of length in the metric system are derived from the meter (e.g. 1 km = 1,000 m, 1 m = 1,000 mm).

In 1799, according to the measurements carried out at that time, the meter was defined as the ten millionth part of the distance from the North Pole to the equator. For this purpose, a so-called original meter was cast in platinum as a prototype. Since 1983, the meter has been defined as the distance that light travels in 1 / 299,792,458 of a second in a vacuum.

### Information about "centimeters"

The unit centimeter is derived from the base unit meter and thus belongs to the metric system. 1 centimeter corresponds to 0.01 meters and 1 meter corresponds to 100 centimeters. The prefix "centi" for the centimeter thus stands for one hundredth of the base unit.

The centimeter belongs to the international system of units (SI).

### Basics for converting meters (m) to centimeters (cm)

The abbreviation for the "length unit meter" is m. The abbreviation for the "length unit centimeter" is cm.

### Formula for converting meters (m) into centimeters (cm)

The calculation from meters to centimeters is based on the following conversion formula:

Conversion formula from meters to centimeters

Determine the number of centimeters from meters

Meters × 100

### Formula for converting centimeters (cm) to meters (m)

The calculation from centimeters to meters is based on the following conversion formula:

Conversion formula from centimeters to meters

Determine the number of meters from centimeters

Centimeter × 0.01

### Summary table: how many meters are how many centimeters?

Meter mCentimeter cm
0.01 m =>1 cm
0.02 m =>2 cm
0.03 m =>3 cm
0.04 m =>4 cm
0.05 m =>5 cm
0.06 m =>6 cm
0.07 m =>7 cm
0.08 m =>8 cm
0.09 m =>9 cm
0.10 m =>10 centimeters
0.20 m =>20 cm
0.30 m =>30 cm
0.40 m =>40 cm
0.50 m =>50 cm
0.60 m =>60 cm
0.70 m =>70 cm
0.80 m =>80 cm
0.90 m =>90 cm
1 m =>100 cm
2 m =>200 cm
3 m =>300 cm
4 m =>400 cm
5 m =>500 cm
6 m =>600 cm
7 m =>700 cm
8 m =>800 cm
9 m =>900 cm
10 m =>1,000 cm
20 m =>2,000 cm
30 m =>3,000 cm
40 m =>4,000 cm
50 m =>5,000 cm
60 m =>6,000 cm
70 m =>7,000 cm
80 m =>8,000 cm
90 m =>9,000 cm
100 m =>10,000 cm
200 m =>20,000 cm
300 m =>30,000 cm
400 m =>40,000 cm
500 m =>50,000 cm
600 m =>60,000 cm
700 m =>70,000 cm
800 m =>80,000 cm
900 m =>90,000 cm
1 000 m =>100,000 cm

### Summary table: how many centimeters are how many meters?

Centimeter cmMeter m
0.01 cm =>0.00010 m
0.02 cm =>0.00020 m
0.03 cm =>0.00030 m
0.04 cm =>0.00040 m
0.05 cm =>0.00050 m
0.06 cm =>0.00060 m
0.07 cm =>0.00070 m
0.08 cm =>0.00080 m
0.09 cm =>0.00090 m
0.10 cm =>0.00100 m
0.20 cm =>0.00200 m
0.30 cm =>0.00300 m
0.40 cm =>0.00400 m
0.50 cm =>0.00500 m
0.60 cm =>0.00600 m
0.70 cm =>0.00700 m
0.80 cm =>0.00800 m
0.90 cm =>0.00900 m
1 cm =>0.01000 m
2 cm =>0.02000 m
3 cm =>0.03000 m
4 cm =>0.04000 m
5 cm =>0.05000 m
6 cm =>0.06000 m
7 cm =>0.07000 m
8 cm =>0.08000 m
9 cm =>0.09000 m
10 cm =>0.10000 m
20 cm =>0.20000 m
30 cm =>0.30000 m
40 cm =>0.40000 m
50 cm =>0.50000 m
60 cm =>0.60000 m
70 cm =>0.70000 m
80 cm =>0.80000 m
90 cm =>0.90000 m
100 cm =>1 m
200 cm =>2 m
300 cm =>3 m
400 cm =>4 m
500 cm =>5 m
600 cm =>6 m
700 cm =>7 m
800 cm =>8 m
900 cm =>9 m
1 000 cm =>10 m

### References

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### Last update on April 14th, 2021

The pages of the theme world "Units of Length" were last editorially checked on April 14th, 2021 by Stefan Banse. They are all up to date.

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