# Meters to Centimeters (m to cm) Conversion Calculator

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 meters to centimeters Conversion Table: 1 m = 100 cm2 m = 200 cm3 m = 300 cm4 m = 400 cm5 m = 500 cm6 m = 600 cm7 m = 700 cm8 m = 800 cm9 m = 900 cm10 m = 1000 cm11 m = 1100 cm12 m = 1200 cm13 m = 1300 cm14 m = 1400 cm15 m = 1500 cm16 m = 1600 cm17 m = 1700 cm18 m = 1800 cm19 m = 1900 cm20 m = 2000 cm21 m = 2100 cm22 m = 2200 cm23 m = 2300 cm24 m = 2400 cm25 m = 2500 cm26 m = 2600 cm27 m = 2700 cm28 m = 2800 cm29 m = 2900 cm30 m = 3000 cm31 m = 3100 cm32 m = 3200 cm33 m = 3300 cm34 m = 3400 cm35 m = 3500 cm36 m = 3600 cm37 m = 3700 cm38 m = 3800 cm39 m = 3900 cm40 m = 4000 cm41 m = 4100 cm42 m = 4200 cm43 m = 4300 cm44 m = 4400 cm45 m = 4500 cm46 m = 4600 cm47 m = 4700 cm48 m = 4800 cm49 m = 4900 cm50 m = 5000 cm 51 m = 5100 cm52 m = 5200 cm53 m = 5300 cm54 m = 5400 cm55 m = 5500 cm56 m = 5600 cm57 m = 5700 cm58 m = 5800 cm59 m = 5900 cm60 m = 6000 cm61 m = 6100 cm62 m = 6200 cm63 m = 6300 cm64 m = 6400 cm65 m = 6500 cm66 m = 6600 cm67 m = 6700 cm68 m = 6800 cm69 m = 6900 cm70 m = 7000 cm71 m = 7100 cm72 m = 7200 cm73 m = 7300 cm74 m = 7400 cm75 m = 7500 cm76 m = 7600 cm77 m = 7700 cm78 m = 7800 cm79 m = 7900 cm80 m = 8000 cm81 m = 8100 cm82 m = 8200 cm83 m = 8300 cm84 m = 8400 cm85 m = 8500 cm86 m = 8600 cm87 m = 8700 cm88 m = 8800 cm89 m = 8900 cm90 m = 9000 cm91 m = 9100 cm92 m = 9200 cm93 m = 9300 cm94 m = 9400 cm95 m = 9500 cm96 m = 9600 cm97 m = 9700 cm98 m = 9800 cm99 m = 9900 cm100 m = 10000 cm

1 meter (m) = 100 centimeter (cm). Meter (m) is a unit of Length used in Metric system. Centimeter (cm) is a unit of Length used in Metric system.

## Meter - Unit of Distance / Length

Unit Symbol / Abbreviation: m

Where the unit used in the World:

The meter is used as a unit to measure medium distances or lengths.
It's a standard measure for short distances (up to 1 km long), in real estate and construction, supply materials, vehicle and aircraft dimensions, short geographical distances and directions in most countries excluding the USA where foot and yard are still widely used for this purpose.
The meter is widely used in most countries and is the official unit for medium lengths and distances (for example, road signs in continental Europe show maximum vehicle hight in meters). Primary exceptions are the United States of America, and some countries where feet and yards are used in limited extent: the United Kingdom and Canada, where the yard remains in limited use as a part of imperial system (for example, yards are used on road signs for shorter distances in the United Kingdom and feet are widely used in construction and real estate in Canada).

Definition of the Unit:

The meter (metre in UK spelling) is a unit of length/distance in the metric system (SI Unit system) equivalent to the length of the path travelled by light during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second (in vacuum, defined since 1983).

1 m is equivalent to 3.28084 ft or 0.000621371 miles.

History of the Unit:

As a result of the French Revolution in 1789, the old units of measure that were associated with the monarchy were replaced by the new units. The new unit of length was introduced which became known as the meter. In 1795 the meter was defined as 1/10,000,000 part of the quarter of a meridian, passing through Paris. The meter gained popularity in continental Europe during the nineteenth century, particularly in scientific field, and was officially adopted as an international measurement unit in 1875. In 1960 the meter was defined as 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of light from a specified transition in krypton-86. In 1983 the final definition of meter was accepted as length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.

Where it's used:

The meter is commonly used in different trades and industries (for examle in machinery manufacturing), on road signs to indicate vehicle hight limits, the distance to short travel to a given location (for example in automotive GPS navigation voice prompts), on maps to indicate small scale, for vehicle, vessels and aircragt dimensions in industry and trade. It is also the most popular unit for describing the retail estate distances and measurements (room sizes, floor measurements and so on).

Equivalents in other units and scales:

• 1 m = 1000 millimeters (mm)
• 1 m = 100 centimeters (cm)
• 1 m = 10 decimeters (dm)
• 1 m = 0.001 kilometers (km)
• 1 m = 3.28084 feet (ft)
• 1 megameter = 1000000 m
• 1 gigameter = 1000000000 m
• Units of length in the metric SI system are based on multiples or fractions of a meter.
• There are measurements of length/distance in the metric SI system greater than a meter that can be expressed in terms of metres.

1 m is equivalent to 3.28084 ft or 1.09361 yd.

The meter is a unit of length in the metric SI system and is equivalent to the length of the path travelled by light during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second (in vacuum, defined since 1983).

Meters also can be marked as metres (in British English spelling).

Centimeters also can be marked as centimetres.