**Inches to centimeters (cm)** conversion factor is 2.54. To find out how many centimeters in an inch, multiply by the conversion factor or use the converter.

**1 Inch = 2.54 Centimeters**

**There are 2.54 centimeters in an inch**, because one foot is defined as 30.48 centimeters and there are 12 inches in a foot, that makes 30.48 / 12 = 2.54 cm in an inch.

For example, to find out how many centimeters there are on a 12 inch ruler, multiply the inch value by the conversion factor, that makes 12 in * 2.54 cm = 30.48 centimeters on a 12 inch ruler.

**Inch** is an imperial and US customary length unit. There are 12 inches in a foot, 36 inches in a yard and 63360 inches in a mile. The abbreviation is "**in**".

**Centimeter (centimetre)** is a metric system length unit. There are 100 cm in a meter, 30.48 cm in a foot and 91.44 cm in a yard. The abbreviation is "**cm**".