Length converter


Length is a basic geometric measurement which describes how long (wide) an object is. The length is expressed in some kind of length measurement unit, which is also used to describe distance. The standard SI unit of length is the meter. Meter gives you millimeter (one thousandth of a meter), kilometer (thousands of meters) and more. There are also length measurement units that are not based on meters, for example, English mile (mile) or light-years. Light-years are used to measure very large distances in the universe.


Length conversion cheat sheet

Metric to U.S

1 centimeter = 0.3937 inch
1 meter = 39.37 inches
1 meter = 1.0936 yards
1 kilometer = 0.6214 mile

U.S to Metric

1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
1 foot = 30.48 centimeters
1 foot = 0.3048 meters
1 yard = 0.9144 meters
1 rod = 5.029 meters
1 mile = 1.6093 kilometer

Units used in this converter

meter, inch, foot, yard, mile, nautical mile, millimeter, centimeter, decimeter, kilometer, league, furlong, rod, mil, Angstrom, fathom, pica, point, redshift, astronomical unit, light second, light minute, light year, parsec