Use these **online** calculators to convert between square centimeters (cm^{2}) and square meters (m^{2}). 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 cm ^{2} to m^{2}** or

**How to convert cm ^{2} to m^{2}**: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert cm

**How to convert m ^{2} to cm^{2}**: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert m

Both square centimeters (cm^{2}) and square meters (m^{2}) 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 cm^{2} to m^{2} is:

m^{2}= cm^{2}x 0.0001

The formula to convert from m^{2} to cm^{2} is:

cm^{2}= m^{2}x 10,000

Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between square centimeters (cm^{2}) and square meters (m^{2}).

Task: Convert 90,000 square centimeters to square meters (show work)Formula:cm^{2}x 0.0001 = m^{2}Calculations:90,000 cm^{2}x 0.0001 = 9 m^{2}Result:90,000 cm^{2}is equal to 9 m^{2}

Task: Convert 25 square meters to square centimeters (show work)Formula:m^{2}x 10,000 = cm^{2}Calculations:25 m^{2}x 10,000 = 250,000 cm^{2}Result:25 m^{2}is equal to 250,000 cm^{2}

For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from cm^{2} to m^{2}, and m^{2} to cm^{2}.

square centimeters (cm^{2}) |
square meters (m^{2}) |
---|---|

1 cm^{2} |
0.0001 m^{2} |

4 cm^{2} |
0.0004 m^{2} |

9 cm^{2} |
0.0009 m^{2} |

16 cm^{2} |
0.0016 m^{2} |

25 cm^{2} |
0.0025 m^{2} |

36 cm^{2} |
0.0036 m^{2} |

49 cm^{2} |
0.0049 m^{2} |

64 cm^{2} |
0.0064 m^{2} |

81 cm^{2} |
0.0081 m^{2} |

100 cm^{2} |
0.01 m^{2} |

144 cm^{2} |
0.0144 m^{2} |

169 cm^{2} |
0.0169 m^{2} |

196 cm^{2} |
0.0196 m^{2} |

225 cm^{2} |
0.0225 m^{2} |

256 cm^{2} |
0.0256 m^{2} |

289 cm^{2} |
0.0289 m^{2} |

square meters (m^{2}) |
square centimeters (cm^{2}) |
---|---|

1 m^{2} |
10,000 cm^{2} |

4 m^{2} |
40,000 cm^{2} |

9 m^{2} |
90,000 cm^{2} |

16 m^{2} |
160,000 cm^{2} |

25 m^{2} |
250,000 cm^{2} |

36 m^{2} |
360,000 cm^{2} |

49 m^{2} |
490,000 cm^{2} |

64 m^{2} |
640,000 cm^{2} |

81 m^{2} |
810,000 cm^{2} |

100 m^{2} |
1,000,000 cm^{2} |

144 m^{2} |
1,440,000 cm^{2} |

169 m^{2} |
1,690,000 cm^{2} |

196 m^{2} |
1,960,000 cm^{2} |

225 m^{2} |
2,250,000 cm^{2} |

256 m^{2} |
2,560,000 cm^{2} |

289 m^{2} |
2,890,000 cm^{2} |

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 cm^{2}. 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 m^{2}. 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.

Unit | Symbol | Measurement System | Description |
---|---|---|---|

square inches | in^{2} or sq in |
US Customary Units (and Imperial) | |

square feet | ft^{2} or sq ft |
US Customary Units (and Imperial) | 1 ft^{2} = 144 in^{2} |

square yards | yd^{2} or sq yd |
US Customary Units (and Imperial) | 1 yd^{2} = 9 ft^{2} |

acres | ac | US Customary Units (and Imperial) | 1 ac = 4,840 yd^{2} |

square miles | mi^{2} or sq mi |
US Customary Units (and Imperial) | 1 mi^{2} = 640 ac |

square millimeters | mm^{2} |
Metric System | |

square centimeters | cm^{2} |
Metric System | 1 cm^{2} = 100 mm^{2} |

square decimeters | dm^{2} |
Metric System | 1 dm^{2} = 100 cm^{2} |

square meters | m^{2} |
Metric System | 1 m^{2} = 100 dm^{2} |

hectares | ha | Metric System | 1 ha = 10,000 m^{2} |

square kilometer | km^{2} |
Metric System | 1 km^{2} = 100 ha |