## What is the definition of length?

Use the calculator to convert length units for centimeter, inch, league, yard, point, etc.

A measurement of distance between two places is defined as length. It can alternatively be described as the distance between the ends of an object's longest horizontal dimension. If the object is a rectangle, the length is the length of the rectangle's longest edge.

The width of an object is the distance between its shortest horizontal dimensions. The height of an object is measured in its vertical dimension, while its width is measured in its shortest horizontal dimension.

## How to Use a Length and Distance Converter

- In the input units list, choose the unit you want to convert from.
- In the output units list, choose the unit you want to convert to.
- In the left-hand input box, type the value you want to convert.
- The output box will show the conversion result right away.

## The calculations is based on:

- 1 kilometre (km) = 10 Hectometres (hm) = 1000 m
- 1 Hectometre (hm) = 10 Decametres (dcm) = 100 m
- 1 Decametre (dcm) = 10 Metres (m)
- 1 Metre (m) = 10 Decimetres (dm) = 100 cm = 1000 mm
- 1 Decimetre (dm) = 10 Centimetres (cm)
- 1 decimeter = 0.1 meter
- 1 Centimetre (cm) = 10 Millimetres (mm)
- 1 centimeter = 0.01 meter
- 1 millimeter = 0.001 meter

## Common Length Conversion Chart

**Miles to kilometers length conversion**

1 mile is equal to 1.609344 kilometers
**Kilometers to miles length conversion**

1 kilometer is equal to 0.621371 miles
**Feet to inches length conversion **

1 foot is equal to 12 inches
**Feet to meters length conversion**

1 foot is equal to 0.3048 meters
**Inches to centimeters length conversion**

1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters
**Centimeters to inches length conversion**

1 centimeter is equal to 0.393701 inches

## Conversions of other length units

- 1 kilometer ( km ) = 1000 meters
- 1 meters = 100 cm
- 1 cm = 10 mm,
- 1 mile = 5280 feet
- 1 yard ( yd ) = 3 feet (ft)
- 1 fathom = 6 feet
- 1 chain (ch) = 66 feet