Centimeters to thou Converter

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

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

Centimeters to Thou Conversion Formula

$L_{thou}=L_{centimeters} * \frac{50000}{127}$

Where Lcentimeters is the length in centimeters and Lthou is its equivalent in thou.

Reverse formula (thou 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 thou is a unit of measure for length equivalent to 1/1000 of an inch, that is 0.001 inches. It is also known as 'mil'. Introduced around 1844, it is still used today in manufacturing specifications of certain products such as printed circuit boards (ex. size of via holes and distance between lines), paper thickness (ex. newspaper paper thickness is around 2 to 4 thou), latex gloves. Reference: Wikipedia