1 Inch = 2.54 Centimeters
Inch is a unit of length in different measurement systems and also in imperial and U.S. customary. It's been used since 7th century and means "one twelfth" of something in latin, in this case it's the 1/12 of another lenght unit, foot. After the metric system is accepted globally (except a few countries), it's replaced with centimeter but still one of the mostly used lenght units in united states, britain and canada. In 1959, when several units are redefined, inch is defined to be "25.4" millimeters. The abbreviation is "in" and also the symbol is a double prime (").
Centimeter (british spelling is centimetre) is a metric system lenght unit. It equals to one hundredth (1/100) of a meter which is the metric system base lenght unit. It's one of the the most common lenght units for everyday measurements. The abbreviation is "cm".
For cm to inches conversion table and converter, please go to cm to inches
For other length units conversion, please go to Length Conversion