The unit of measurement "meter"(m) is the basis for many units of length worldwide. One meter corresponds to 100 cm or 1,000 mm. In the USA, feet are used instead as a common measure of length for short distances.




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Conversion to other length measurements

Centimeter (cm)

1 meter = 100 centimetres

The centimeter is a very common unit for measuring lengths, especially for everyday objects. One meter consists of 100 centimeters.

Millimeter (mm)

1 meter = 1,000 millimeters

The millimeter is often used in technical and scientific fields, especially when precision is required. One meter is equal to 1,000 millimeters.

Kilometer (km)

1 kilometer = 1,000 meters

The kilometer is the unit commonly used to indicate longer distances, especially in road traffic and geography.

Foot (ft)

1 meter = 3.281 feet

In countries such as the USA and Great Britain, the unit "foot" is often used to measure body height and building heights. One meter is approximately 3.281 feet.


1 meter = 39.37 inches

The inch, also known as an inch, is mainly used in the USA, Great Britain and Canada. It is often used for screen diagonals, pipe diameters and other technical measurements.

Mile (mi)

1 mile = 1,609 kilometers or 1,609,344 meters

The mile is mainly used in road traffic in countries such as the USA and Great Britain.

Yard (yd)

1 meter = 1.094 yards

The yard is a unit used in the USA, Great Britain and some other countries, often for fabric lengths and in sports.


The conversion from meters to other units can vary depending on context and region. It is important to be aware of the differences and the respective conversion factors in order to make accurate and relevant measurements. This article provides an overview of the most common conversions and should serve as a useful reference.

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