Symbol: **cm²**

Unit System: SI

Unit System: SI

The square centimetre is a unit of area and is a multiple of the square metre; an SI derived unit. It has the symbol cm².

A square centimetre is equal to the area of a square with edges 1cm long. There are 10,000 square centimetres in a square metre.

It is often used to describe areas smaller than 1m² - including much work in classrooms on paper.