 Convert Kilometres (km) to Centimeters (cm) | km in cm
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# Let's convert Kilometres (km) to Centimeters (cm)

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

## Quick Reference for Converting Kilometres to Centimeters

Formula
cm = km x 100000
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Centimeters, multiply the number of Kilometres by 100 thousand
Kilometres (km) in 1 Centimetre
There are 0 Kilometres in 1 Centimetre
Centimeters (cm) in 1 Kilometre
There are 100000 Centimeters in 1 Kilometre

## Unit Information

Kilometre
/ˈkɪləˌmiːtə,kɪˈlɒmɪtə/
Symbol: km
Unit System: SI

### What is the Kilometre?

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

A kilometre is equal to 1000m, 1094 yards and 0.621 miles.

Kilometres is used to measure road distances in the US, though the UK is still using the imperial "sister" miles.

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.