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Units of length supported by the converter:

Unit SymbolDescription
astronomical unit auAstronomical units are used to measure the huge distances in space. One astronomical unit is approximately 149 597 870 691 meters.
attometer amMetric system. One Quintillionth of a meter
cable cableCable is a unit of length that was used at sea. One cable is about 219 meters.
centimeter cmcentimeter is a unit of length used by the metric system, that is equivalent to 1/100 th of a meter.
chain chOne chain is 100 links
decameter damThe decameter is a unit of length of the metric system equivalent to 10 m. It's not commonly used.
decimeter dmMetric system. One tenth of a meter
fathom fathomThe fathom represents the distance between a man's outstretched fingertips. It's used mainly at sea.
femtometer fmMetric system. One quadrillionth of a meter
foot ftThe international foot is equal to 12 inches.
foot (survey) ftThe United States survey foot is defined as 1200/3937 meters.
furlong furThe furlong is a measure of distance in the imperial system. It's equal to 660 feet.
hand hhHand is a unit of length used to measure the height of horses. One hand is 4 inches.
hectometer hmMetric system. 100 meters.
inch inThe international inch, equivalent to 25.40 mm.
kilometer kmA kilometer is another unit of length of the metric system. It's equivalent to 1000 meters.
league (land) leaguesThe league was intended to represent the distance a person can walk in an hour. It's no longer used but is often found in literature (eg.20000 Leagues under the sea).
league (sea) leaguesThe league was intended to represent the discance a person can walk in an hour. It's no longer used but is often found in leterature (eg.20000 Leagues under the sea).
li (Chinese) liA unit of length used in China. One li is 500 m.
light-year lyThe light-year is the distance light travels in vacuum in one year. It's equivalent to approximately 9,460,730,472,580.8 km.
link liLink is a unit of length in the Imperial system. It is equal to 33/50 of a foot. It is rarely used.
meter mMeter is the basic unit of length in the metric system. The official definition of meter, since 1983 is: the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second.
micrometer µmMetric system. One millionth of a meter
micron µEquivalent to micrometer
mil milMil is used in the US in engineering, to specify tolerances. It's equal to 0.001 inch.
mile miOne international mile is 5280 feet.
mile (survey) miOne U.S. survey mile is equal to 8000 links
millimeter mmMetric system. One thousandths of a meter
nanometer nmMetric system. One billionth of a meter
nautical mile nmiNautical mile is a unit of length to specify distance for maritime and aviation purposes. One nautical mile is 1852 meters.
picometer pmMetric system. One trillionth of a meter
rod rdOne rod is 25 links
thou thouOne thou is the same as 1 mil. and is equal to one thousandths of an inch.
yard ydThe yard is equivalent to 3 feet.


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