Kilometers to centimeters (km to cm) metric length units conversion factor is 100 000. To find out how many centimeters there are in kilometers, multiply the kilometer value by the conversion factor or use the converter.
1 Kilometer = 100 000 Centimeters
There are 100 000 (one hundred thousand) centimeters in a kilometer, because from the largest to the smallest units from kilometer to centimeter, there are 10 hectometers (hm) in a kilometer, 10 dekameters (dam) in a hectometer and 10 meters (m) in a dekameter, 10 decimeters (dm) in a meter and 10 centimeters (cm) in a decimeter, that makes 10 hm * 10 dam * 10 m * 10 dm * 10 cm = 100 000 centimeters in a kilometer.
For example, to find out how many centimeters in 1/4 kilometer, multiply the kilometer value by the conversion factor, 1/4 km * 100 000 (cm in 1 km) = 25 000 cm in 1/4 km.
Kilometer (kilometre in SI spelling) is a metric length unit and equals to 1000 meters. It is mostly used to measure the distance between two geographical locations. Kilometer is shorter than a mile (1 mile is 1.60934 km). There are 3280.84 feet or 39370.1 inches in a kilometer. The abbreviation for kilometer is "km".
Centimeter (centimetre in SI spelling) is a metric unit and equals to one hundredth of a meter which is base metric length unit. There are 2.54 centimeters in an inch. The abbreviation for centimeter is "cm".