Use these online calculators to convert between square centimeters (cm2) and square meters (m2). These Area conversion calculators provide a quick and easy way to convert square cm to square m, or square m to square cm.
Enter your value in one of the conversion calculators below to convert cm2 to m2 or convert m2 to cm2.
How to convert cm2 to m2: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert cm2 to m2". Enter a value in the cm2 field and click on the "Calculate square m" button. Your answer will appear in the m2 field.
How to convert m2 to cm2: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert m2 to cm2". Enter a value in the m2 field and click on the "Calculate square cm" button. Your answer will appear in the cm2 field.
Both square centimeters (cm2) and square meters (m2) are units of area in the Metric System. So when you convert between these units, you are performing a conversion between units in the Metric System.
Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself either with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.
The formula to convert from cm2 to m2 is:
m2 = cm2 x 0.0001
The formula to convert from m2 to cm2 is:
cm2 = m2 x 10,000
Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between square centimeters (cm2) and square meters (m2).
Task: Convert 90,000 square centimeters to square meters (show work) Formula: cm2 x 0.0001 = m2 Calculations: 90,000 cm2 x 0.0001 = 9 m2 Result: 90,000 cm2 is equal to 9 m2
Task: Convert 25 square meters to square centimeters (show work) Formula: m2 x 10,000 = cm2 Calculations: 25 m2 x 10,000 = 250,000 cm2 Result: 25 m2 is equal to 250,000 cm2
For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from cm2 to m2, and m2 to cm2.
|square centimeters (cm2)||square meters (m2)|
|1 cm2||0.0001 m2|
|4 cm2||0.0004 m2|
|9 cm2||0.0009 m2|
|16 cm2||0.0016 m2|
|25 cm2||0.0025 m2|
|36 cm2||0.0036 m2|
|49 cm2||0.0049 m2|
|64 cm2||0.0064 m2|
|81 cm2||0.0081 m2|
|100 cm2||0.01 m2|
|144 cm2||0.0144 m2|
|169 cm2||0.0169 m2|
|196 cm2||0.0196 m2|
|225 cm2||0.0225 m2|
|256 cm2||0.0256 m2|
|289 cm2||0.0289 m2|
|square meters (m2)||square centimeters (cm2)|
|1 m2||10,000 cm2|
|4 m2||40,000 cm2|
|9 m2||90,000 cm2|
|16 m2||160,000 cm2|
|25 m2||250,000 cm2|
|36 m2||360,000 cm2|
|49 m2||490,000 cm2|
|64 m2||640,000 cm2|
|81 m2||810,000 cm2|
|100 m2||1,000,000 cm2|
|144 m2||1,440,000 cm2|
|169 m2||1,690,000 cm2|
|196 m2||1,960,000 cm2|
|225 m2||2,250,000 cm2|
|256 m2||2,560,000 cm2|
|289 m2||2,890,000 cm2|
The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between square centimeters and square meters.
A square centimeter is a unit of area in the Metric System. The symbol for square centimeter is cm2. There are 10,000 square centimeters in a square meter. A square centimeter is calculated as the area of a square that has 1 centimeter on each side. The International spelling is square centimetre.
A square meter is a unit of area in the Metric System. The symbol for square meter is m2. There are 10,000 square meters in a hectare, or 1,000,000 square meters in a square kilometer. A square meter is calculated as the area of a square that has 1 meter on each side. The International spelling is square metre.
This table provides a summary of the Area units within their respective measurement systems.
|square inches||in2 or sq in||US Customary Units (and Imperial)|
|square feet||ft2 or sq ft||US Customary Units (and Imperial)||1 ft2 = 144 in2|
|square yards||yd2 or sq yd||US Customary Units (and Imperial)||1 yd2 = 9 ft2|
|acres||ac||US Customary Units (and Imperial)||1 ac = 4,840 yd2|
|square miles||mi2 or sq mi||US Customary Units (and Imperial)||1 mi2 = 640 ac|
|square millimeters||mm2||Metric System|
|square centimeters||cm2||Metric System||1 cm2 = 100 mm2|
|square decimeters||dm2||Metric System||1 dm2 = 100 cm2|
|square meters||m2||Metric System||1 m2 = 100 dm2|
|hectares||ha||Metric System||1 ha = 10,000 m2|
|square kilometer||km2||Metric System||1 km2 = 100 ha|