Convert Feet (ft) to Centimeters (cm) | ft in cm

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# Let's convert Feet (ft) to Centimeters (cm)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Feet (ft) to Centimeters (cm) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Feet to Centimeters

Formula
cm = ft x 30.48
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Centimeters, multiply the number of Feet by 30.5
Feet (ft) in 1 Centimetre
There are 0.03 Feet in 1 Centimetre
Centimeters (cm) in 1 Foot
There are 30.48 Centimeters in 1 Foot

## Unit Information

Foot
/fʊt/
Symbol: ft
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Foot?

The foot is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol ft.

One foot is exactly equal to 12 inches. It is also exactly equal to 0.3048m. One yard is comprised of three feet.

The foot is just behind the metre in terms of widespread use due to its previous popularity. The US is the only developed country that still uses the foot in preference to the metre.

The UK still uses feet to express human height more than metres.

Centimetre
/ˈsɛntɪmiːtə/
Symbol: cm
Unit System: SI

### What is the Centimetre?

The centimetre is a unit of length and is a multiple of the metre; an SI derived unit. It has the symbol cm.

A centimetre is equal to 0.01m. It is also ≈ 0.3937in.

Centimetres are used in maps to scale up conversions to real world measurements.