 Convert Square Metres (m²) to Square Centimetres (cm²) | m² in cm²
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# Let's convert Square Metres (m²) to Square Centimetres (cm²)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Square Metres (m²) to Square Centimetres (cm²) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Square Metres to Square Centimetres

Formula
cm² = m² x 10000
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Square Centimetres, multiply the number of Square Metres by 10 thousand
Square Metres (m²) in 1 Square Centimetre
There are 0 Square Metres in 1 Square Centimetre
Square Centimetres (cm²) in 1 Square Metre
There are 10000 Square Centimetres in 1 Square Metre

## Unit Information

Square Metre
/skwɛːˌˈmiːtə/
Symbol:
Unit System: SI

### What is the Square Metre?

The square metre is a unit of area and is an SI derived unit with the symbol m².

It was introduced in 1954 when the International System of Units was established and was derived directly from one of the original 6 base units - the metre (m).

It can be prefixed with any of the SI symbols that multiply it up or down such as km² (square kilometre) or µm2 (square micrometre). It is the most commonly used unit of area and is recognised all over the world.

Square Centimetre
/skwɛːˌˈsɛntɪmiːtə/
Symbol: cm²
Unit System: SI

### What is the Square Centimetre?

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.