# Metric to Imperial Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between metric and imperial units for length measurement such as those used to measure dimensions and distance. Convert meters to feet, kilometers to miles, centimeters to inches, and more.

## Supported unit conversions

This online **metric to imperial unit converter** supports conversions from nanometers (nm), micrometers (μm), millimeters (mm), centimeters (cm), decimeters (dm), meters (m), and kilometers (km) to inches (in), feet (ft), yards (yd), miles (mi), nautical miles (M), and leagues (lea). It uses the standards defines by the International System of Units and ISO standards on quantitities and units ^{[1][2]}. The league is the only exception as it does not have an official standard.

## Metric vs. Imperial units of length

Metric units are the internationally adopted system of units used in engineering, science, navigation, land measurement, etc. and have the meter as a basis, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds. The units from the metric system are the official ones in most countries of the world, with the exception of the United States, United Kingdom, and a couple of other countries.

Some imperial units continue to be used in naval and air navigation for historical reasons (the nautical mile), while others have entered through innovation, for example screen/display sizes are usually listed in inches since historically they were designed in countries using the imperial system. From the units supported by our metric converter, the league is the only one without an official definition, since it is not an official unit of length in any country.

## How to convert metric to imperial units?

Our unit converter supports many different pairs of units, so we will give examples on how to perform a unit conversion for only some of the most popular pairs.

#### Cm to inch conversion example

Sample task: * convert 50 cm to inches*. Solution:

*Formula:*

cm / 2.54 = in

*Calculation:*

50 cm / 2.54 = 19.685039 in

*End result:*

50 cm is equal to 19.685039 in

#### Meters to feet conversion example

Sample task: * convert 25 meters to feet*. Solution:

*Formula:*

m / 0.3048 = ft

*Calculation:*

25 m / 0.3048 = 82.020997 ft

*End result:*

25 m is equal to 82.020997 ft

#### Km to Miles conversion example

Sample task: * convert 20 kilometers to miles*. Solution:

*Formula:*

km / 1.609344 = miles

*Calculation:*

20 km / 1.6093 = 12.427424 miles

*End result:*

20 km is equal to 12.427424 miles

## Cm to In conversion table

cm | in |
---|---|

1 cm | 0.393701 in |

2 cm | 0.787402 in |

3 cm | 1.181102 in |

4 cm | 1.574803 in |

5 cm | 1.968504 in |

6 cm | 2.362205 in |

7 cm | 2.755906 in |

8 cm | 3.149606 in |

9 cm | 3.543307 in |

10 cm | 3.937008 in |

20 cm | 7.874016 in |

30 cm | 11.811024 in |

40 cm | 15.748031 in |

50 cm | 19.685039 in |

60 cm | 23.622047 in |

70 cm | 27.559055 in |

80 cm | 31.496063 in |

90 cm | 35.433071 in |

100 cm | 39.370079 in |

## Meters to ft conversion table

m | ft |
---|---|

1 m | 3.280840 ft |

2 m | 6.561680 ft |

3 m | 9.842520 ft |

4 m | 13.123360 ft |

5 m | 16.404199 ft |

6 m | 19.685039 ft |

7 m | 22.965879 ft |

8 m | 26.246719 ft |

9 m | 29.527559 ft |

10 m | 32.808399 ft |

20 m | 65.616798 ft |

30 m | 98.425197 ft |

40 m | 131.233596 ft |

50 m | 164.041995 ft |

60 m | 196.850394 ft |

70 m | 229.658793 ft |

80 m | 262.467192 ft |

90 m | 295.275591 ft |

100 m | 328.083990 ft |

## Km to miles conversion table

km | miles |
---|---|

1 km | 0.621371 miles |

2 km | 1.242742 miles |

3 km | 1.864114 miles |

4 km | 2.485485 miles |

5 km | 3.106856 miles |

6 km | 3.728227 miles |

7 km | 4.349598 miles |

8 km | 4.970970 miles |

9 km | 5.592341 miles |

10 km | 6.213712 miles |

20 km | 12.427424 miles |

30 km | 18.641136 miles |

40 km | 24.854848 miles |

50 km | 31.068560 miles |

60 km | 37.282272 miles |

70 km | 43.495983 miles |

80 km | 49.709695 miles |

90 km | 55.923407 miles |

100 km | 62.137119 miles |

#### References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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Georgiev G.Z., *"Metric to Imperial Converter"*, [online] Available at: https://www.gigacalculator.com/converters/metric-to-imperial.php URL [Accessed Date: 23 Aug, 2019].