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# Full Length or Distance Converter

To use this height, length or distance converter, choose two units, then type some value in the box at left (input). The converted result will immediately appear in the output box at right.

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The basic unit of English length is the yard which is defined as the distance between Henry I's (1068-1135) nose and the tip of his outstretched arm. In the British system the hand is used only to measure horses and the fathom to measure the depth of water.

Here you can make all the basic length or distance conversions like: Cm To Inches, cm to m, cm to feet, Inches to centimeters, Inches to feet, Inches to millimeters, inches to cm, and so on.

Below you can find some very usefull conversion tables

### Conversion Factors for Units of Length

1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
1 foot = 0.305 meter
1 yard = 0.914 meter
1 mile = 1.609 kilometers
1 centimeter = 0.39 inch
1 meter = 39.37 inches = 3.28 feet = 1.094 yards

### Metric Units of Length

1 millimeter (mm) = 1/1,000 meter
1 centimeter (cm) = 1/100 meter
1 decimeter (dm) = 1/10 meter
1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters

### American and British Units of Length

1 mile (mi) = 1,760 yards = 5,280 feet
1 fathom (fath) = 6 feet
1 nautical mile = 6,076.1 feet 1 nail = 2Â¼ inches
4 inches = 1 hand
12 inches = 1 foot
3 foot = 1 yard
5.5 yards = 1 rod
6 foot = 1 fathom
22 yards = 1 chain