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Convert cm to km, km to cm

Convert cm to km

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Convert km to cm

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How to convert cm to km : Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert cm to km". Enter a value in the cm field and click on the "Calculate km" button. Your answer will appear in the km field.

How to convert km to cm : Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert km to cm". Enter a value in the km field and click on the "Calculate cm" button. Your answer will appear in the cm field.

Conversion Formulas

Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from cm to km is:

km = cm x 0.00001

The formula to convert from km to cm is:

cm = km x 100,000

Conversion Examples

Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between centimeters (cm) and kilometers (km).

Centimeter to Kilometer Conversion Example

Task: Convert 35,100 centimeters to kilometers (show work)

Formula:
cm x 0.00001 = km

Calculations:
35,100 cm x 0.00001 = 0.351 km

Result:
35,100 cm is equal to 0.351 km

Kilometer to Centimeter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 25.6 kilometers to centimeters (show work)

Formula:
km x 100,000 = cm

Calculations:
25.6 km x 100,000 = 2,560,000 cm

Result:
25.5 km is equal to 2,560,000 cm

Conversion Tables

For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from cm to km, and km to cm.

Centimeters to Kilometers Conversion Chart

centimeters (cm) kilometers (km)
1 cm0.00001 km
2 cm0.00002 km
3 cm0.00003 km
4 cm0.00004 km
5 cm0.00005 km
10 cm0.0001 km
50 cm0.0005 km
75 cm0.00075 km
100 cm0.001 km
1,000 cm0.01 km
10,000 cm0.1 km
100,000 cm1 km
1,000,000 cm10 km
10,000,000 cm100 km

Kilometers to Centimeters Conversion Chart

kilometers (km) centimeters (cm)
0.00001 km1 cm
0.0001 km10 cm
0.001 km100 cm
0.01 km1,000 cm
0.1 km10,000 cm
1 km100,000 cm
2 km200,000 cm
3 km300,000 cm
4 km400,000 cm
5 km500,000 cm
10 km1,000,000 cm
20 km2,000,000 cm
30 km3,000,000 cm
40 km4,000,000 cm

Conversion Definitions

The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between centimeters and kilometers.

What is a centimeter (cm)?

A centimeter is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for centimeter is cm. There are 100 centimeters in a meter. The International spelling is centimetre.

What is a kilometer (km)?

A kilometer is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for kilometer is km. There are 1,000 meters in a kilometer. The International spelling is kilometre.

How many centimeters in a kilometer?

There are 100,000 centimeters in a kilometer.

How many kilometers in a centimeter?

There are 0.00001 kilometers in a centimeter.

Understanding the Length Units

This table provides a summary of the Length units within their respective measurement systems.

Unit Symbol Measurement System Description
inches in or " US Customary Units/Imperial System  
feet ft or ' US Customary Units/Imperial System 1 foot = 12 inches
yards yd US Customary Units/Imperial System 1 yard = 3 feet
miles mi US Customary Units/Imperial System 1 mile = 1760 yards or 5280 feet
millimeter mm Metric System 1000 mm = 1 m
centimeter cm Metric System 100 cm = 1 m, 1 cm = 10 mm
decimeter dm Metric System 10 dm = 1 m, 1 dm = 10 cm
meter m Metric System 1 m = 1000 mm, 100 cm, 10 dm
kilometer km Metric System 1 km = 1000 m