Metric conversion factors 

Find right here on this page a concise list of metric conversion factors.

Length in the metric system of measurement:

1000 meters or 1000 m = 1 kilometer or 1 km

100 meters or 100 m = 1 hectometer or 1 hm

10 meters or 10 m = 1 decameter or 1 dam

100 centimeters or 100 cm = 1 meter or 1 m

10 decimeters or 10 dm = 1 meter or 1 m

1000 millimeters or 1000 mm = 1 meter or 1 m

10 millimeters or 10 mm = 1 centimeter or 1 cm

Volume in the metric system of measurement:

1 cubic meter or 1 m3 = 1000 cubic decimeters or 1000 dm3

1 cubic meter or 1 m3 = 1000,000 cubic centimeters or 1,000,000 cm3

1 cubic meter or 1 m3 = 1000,000,000 cubic millimeters or 1,000,000,000 mm3

1000 cubic meters or 1000 m3 = 1 cubic centimeter or 1 cm 3

100 cubic centimeters or 100 cm3 = 1 cubic decimeter or 1 dm3

1,000,000 cubic centimeters or 1,000,000 cm3 = 1 cubic meter or 1 m3

Area in the metric system of measurement:

1 square meter or 1 m2 = 100 square decimeters or 100 dm2

1 meter or 1 m2 = 10,000 square centimeters or 10,000 cm2

1 meter or 1 m2 = 1,000,000 square millimeters or 1,000,000 mm2

100 square millimeters or 100 mm2 = 1 square centimeter or 1 cm2

10,000 square meters or 10,000 m2 = 1 hectare or 1 ha

More metric conversion factors

Capacity in the metric system of measurement:

1000 liters or 1000 L = 1 Kiloliter or 1 kL

1000 milliliters or 1000 mL = 1 liter or 1 L

Mass in the metric system of measurement:

1 kilogram or 1 kg = 1000 grams or 1000 g

1000 kilograms or 1000 kg = 1 metric ton or 1 t

1000 milligrams or 1 mg = 1 gram or 1 g

Time in the metric system of measurement:

60 seconds or 60 sec = 1 minute or 1 min

60 minutes or 60 min = 1 hour or 1 hr

24 hours or 24 hr = 1 day

365 days = 1 year

Temperature Degrees Celsius(°C)

0°C = freezing point of water

37°C = normal body temperature

100°C = boiling point of water

A figure summarizing the metric conversion factors

Metric conversion factors

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