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A millimeter (mm) is 1/1000 of a meter. Latin word Milli can be translated as thousand.

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A centimeter (cm) equals 1/100 of a meter. 1 cm is equivalent to 0,01 m.

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A meter (m) is the fundamental unit of length in the International system of units.

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An inch (in) unit of length in the Imperial system. The size of the inch is 2,54 cm.

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A foot is (ft) a unit of length in the imperial system of units that equals to 12 inches.

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A yard (yd) is the standard unit of length in the USA or Canada that equals to 3 feet or 36 inches.

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A kilometer (km) is a unit of distance that equals to 1000 meters. 1 km = 0,62 mile.

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A mile (mi) is a British Imperial unit of distance. A Mile is equivalent to 5280 feet.

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A decimeter is 1/10 of a meter which is derived from the word DECI.

Many people work daily with units of length. We talk about Engineers, Fashion Designers, Construction Workers, or Architects. These conversion charts and our length conversion calculator are the best way to understand how to make the conversion from one unit of length to another.

1 kilometre = 10 Hectometres = 1 Decametres = 10 Metres = 100 Decimetres = 1000 Centimeters = 10000 Millimeters

1 mile = 1760 yards = 5280 feet = 63360 inches

There are 2 main systems of measurement. International System of Units aka Metric and Imperial System of Units. While US customary and Imperial units are mostly used in the United Kingdom and USA, the International system of units has spread around the world, mainly in non-English speaking countries. For example, metric units of length are commonly used by Europeans.

The Metric system is based on the following units of length. The smallest unit is on the left, largest on the right.

millimeter, centimeter, decimeter, meter, decameter, hectometer, kilometer

inch, foot, yard, rod, furlong, mile, league

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