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

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 mils in the "mil" field, the equivalent value in centimeters is calculated and displayed in the top field.

Where L_{centimeters} is the length in centimeters and L_{mils} is its equivalent in mils.

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:

The **mil** is a unit of measure typically used in manufacturing and engineering for describing distance tolerances with high precision or for specifying the thickness of materials. One mil is equal to one thousandth of an inch, or 10^{-3} inches.

The mil is also referred to as thou.

The closest unit to the mil in the metric system is the micrometer: One mil is equal to 25.4 µm.