Centimeters to inches Converter

This page allows you to convert length values expressed in centimeters to their equivalent in inches.

Enter the value in centimeters in the top field (the one marked "cm"), then press the "Convert" button or the "Enter" key. The converter also works the other way round: if you enter the value in inches in the "in" field, the equivalent value in centimeters is calculated and displayed in the top field.

Centimeters to Inches Conversion Formula


Where Lcentimeters is the length in centimeters and Linches is its equivalent in inches.

Reverse formula (inches to centimeters)


Centimeter is a unit of length used by the metric system. One centimeter is 1/100 of a meter. That means there are 100 centimeters in 1 meter. One inch is equal to 2.54 cm. The following line should be approximately 1 centimeter long: beginning of line1 cm lineend of line


The inch is a unit of length in the U.S. Customary System. It's length, based on the metric system, is 0.0254 meters. 1 inch is one twelfth of a foot. If printed full size, this line would be approximately 1 inch long: beginning of line1 inch lineend of line. Symbols for inch are in (standard) and .