Kilometers to Centimeters Calculator





Use this calculator to convert a given distance in kilometers to centimeters. When entering a value in the calculator, its equivalent in centimeters and meters + centimeters will be displayed.

Below you will find additional information about using the calculator. Also, you will be able to learn about the relationship between kilometers and centimeters. Finally, you will find a conversion table.

How to use the calculator to convert from kilometers to centimeters?

Step 1: Enter the distance in kilometers in the first input box.

Step 2: The distance in centimeters will be displayed on the right-hand side panel.

Step 3: The distance in meters+centimeters and the process used to convert to centimeters will be shown on the additional panels.

How many centimeters are there in a kilometer?

1 kilometer is equal to 100,000 centimeters. Alternatively, 1 centimeter is equal to 0.00001 kilometers.

Centimeters and kilometers are both units of distance in the metric system of units. We can use the abbreviation km to represent kilometers and the abbreviation cm to represent centimeters.

The meter is the base unit of distance in the metric system. Therefore, we derive the other units using suffixes. For example, centi means 10-2, so 1 centimeter is equal to 0.01 meter.

Also, kilo means 103, so 1 kilometer is equal to 1000 meters. This means that between centimeters and kilometers there is a difference of 105, so 1 kilometer is equal to 100,000 centimeters.

How to convert kilometers to centimeters?

To convert from kilometers to centimeters, we can multiply the distance in kilometers by 100,000. Therefore, we can form the following formula:

d(cm) = d(km) × 100000

Example 1:

Find the number of centimeters equivalent to 2 kilometers.

Multiplying the kilometers by 100,000, we get:

d(cm) = 2 × 100000

d(cm) = 200 000 cm

Example 2:

Determine the number of centimeters that are equal to 1.78 kilometers.

If we multiply the kilometers by 100,000, we have:

d(cm) = 1.78 × 100 000

d(cm) = 178000 cm

Example 3:

How many centimeters are equal to 15.28 kilometers?

Multiplying the distance in kilometers by 100,000, we have:

d(cm) = 15.28× 100000

d(cm) = 1528000 cm

Kilometers to centimeters conversion table

Kilometers (km)Centimeters (cm)
0.000001 km0.1 cm
0.00001 km1 cm
0.0001 km10 cm
0.001 km100 cm
0.01 km1000 cm
0.1 km10000 cm
1 km100000 cm 
2 km200000 cm 
3 km300000 cm 
4 km400000 cm 
5 km500000 cm 
10 km1000000 cm 
20 km2000000 cm 
30 km3000000 cm 

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