The conversion factor from inches to centimeters is 2.54. To find out how many centimeters in inches, multiply by the conversion factor or use the converter below.

**1 Inch = 2.54 Centimeters**

**Inch** is a unit of length in imperial and U.S. customary systems. 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 length unit, foot. After the metric system is accepted globally (except a few countries), it's replaced with centimeter but still commonly used in united states, britain and canada. The abbreviation is "**in**" and also the symbol is a double prime (").

**Centimeter** is a metric system length unit. It equals to one hundredth (1/100) of a meter which is the metric system base length unit. It's one of the the most common length units for everyday measurements. The abbreviation is "**cm**".

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