Convert Metres (m) to Furlongs (fur) | m in fur

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# Let's convert Metres (m) to Furlongs (fur)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Metres (m) to Furlongs (fur) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Metres to Furlongs

Formula
fur = m / 201.17
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Furlongs, divide the number of Metres by 201.2
Metres (m) in 1 Furlong
There are 201.17 Metres in 1 Furlong
Furlongs (fur) in 1 Metre
There are 0 Furlongs in 1 Metre

## Unit Information

Metre
/ˈmiːtə/
Symbol: m
Unit System: SI

### What is the Metre?

The metre (or meter; US spelling) is the SI base unit of length and uses the symbol m.

Originally defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole but was redefined in 1799 in terms of a prototyped metre bar (this bar was changed again in 1889).

In 1983 the current definition was adopted and it is now the most common unit in any property in the world and is used in thousands of formulae to describe countless characteristics.

Let's hear it for the metre!

Furlong
/ˈfəːlɒŋ/
Symbol: fur
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Furlong?

The furlong is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol fur.

One furlong is equal to 1/8 mile, 660 feet, 220 yards, 40 rods, 10 chains or ≈ 201m.

The furlong was a term used to describe the legnth of a furrow in one acre of a ploughed open field (communal field). It now only really remains in the world of horse-racing in UK, Ireland, Canada and the US.