**Inches to centimeters** conversion factor is 2.54. To find out how many centimeters in inches, multiply by the conversion factor or use the converter. **If scroll down**, you may also create and print your own custom conversion table create your table.

**1 Inch = 2.54 Centimeters**

For example, to find out how many cm there are in 7 inches, multiply the inch value by the conversion factor, 7 * 2.54 = 17.78 cm.

**Inch** is a unit of length in imperial(UK) and and US 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 (1 foot equals to 12 inches). 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. There are 2.54 cm in an inch (for both US and UK). The abbreviation is "**cm**".