# Length Unit Conversion

- angstrom [Å]
- astronomical unit [AU]
- barleycorn
- cable
- centimeter [cm]
- chain (surveyors')
- decimeter
- ell (UK)
- em (pica)
- fathom
- foot (UK and US)
- foot (US survey)
- furlong
- hand
- hectometer [hm]
- inch [in]
- kilometer [km]
- light year
- meter [m]
- micrometer [µm]
- mil
- mile (UK and US)
- mile (nautical)
- millimeter [mm]
- nanometer [nm]
- parsec
- picometer
- Scandinavian mile
- thou
- yard

## Quick notes on length units

The below will give you a quick glance on each length unit. Helping you to find an conversion answer as quickly as possible is always our top priority.

**angstrom [Å]**1 angstrom (ångström) = 10

^{-10}meters. Its symbol is Å.

**astronomical unit [AU]**1 astronomical unit = 1.49597870700x10

^{11}meters. The symbol is AU.

**barleycorn**1 barleycorn = 0.0084999 meter. It is the smallest Anglo-Saxon unit of length.

**cable**1 cable = 0.1 nautical mile = 185.2 meters.(In imperial system, 1 cable = 0.1 admiralty mile = 185.32 meters.)

**centimeter [cm]**1 centimeter = 0.01 meter.

**chain (surveyors')**1 chain (surveyors') = 66 feet = 22 yards = 100 links = 4 rods = 20.1168 meters.

**decimeter**1 decimeter = 0.1 meter.

**ell (UK)**1 ell (UK) = 1.143 meters = 45 inches.

**em (pica)**1 em (US pica) = 0.0042175 meter. (1 French pica = 0.004512 meter. 1 computer pica = 0.004233 meter.)

**fathom**1 fathom = 1.8288 meters.It is used especially for measuring the depth of water.

**foot (UK and US)**1 foot (UK and US) = 0.3048 meter.

**foot (US survey)**1 foot (US survey) = 0.3048006096 meter.

**furlong**1 furlong = 10 chain = 201.168 meters.

**hand**1 hand = 0.1016 meter. It is usually used for the measurement of the height of horses in some English-speaking countries.

**hectometer [hm]**1 hectometer = 100 meter.

**inch [in]**1 inch = 0.0254 meter = 1/12 foot.

**kilometer [km]**1 kilometer = 1000 meter.

**light year**1 light year is the distance that light travels in a vacuum in one Julian year. 1 light year = 9460730472580800 metres.

**meter [m]**Meter (or metre, used outside of America) is SI unit of length. It was defined as 'the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299792458 of a second' in 1983.

**micrometer [µm]**1 micrometer = 10

^{-6}meter.

**mil**1 mil (also known as thou) = 0.0000254 meter = 1/1000 inch.

**mile (UK and US)**1 mile (UK and US) = 1609.344 meters.

**mile (nautical)**1 mile (nautical) = 1852 meters.

**millimeter [mm]**1 millimeter = 0.001 meter.

**nanometer [nm]**1 nanometer = 10

^{-9}meter.

**parsec**1 parsec is about 3.26 light-years. 1 parsec = 3.0857×10

^{16}meters.

**picometer**1 picometer = 10

^{-12}meters.

**Scandinavian mile**1 Scandinavian mile = 10000 meters.

**thou**1 thou (also known as mil) = 0.0000254 meter.

**yard**1 yard = 0.9144 meter.