Centimeters in an Inch


When determining sizes in lengths, there are several units of measurements that you can use. Two of these are centimeters and inches. For your reference, there are 2.54 centimeters in an inch or about 0.393700787401575 inch in a centimeter.

It would help to know conversions of these units of measurements in the event that the items or products you are looking for are measured in one specific unit other than what you have on hand.

In meter conversions, 1 meter is equivalent to 100 centimeters while 1 cubic centimeter is equal to 1 milliliter. 

Centimeter is often used to measure the amount of rainfall via a rain gauge and this is likewise used to convert map scales into real world scale. 

Centimeter Fun Trivia

Firstly, one centimeter is about the same size as that of an adult person’s fingernail, when compared to its width. 

Did you know that the smallest bone in the human anatomy is the stirrup bone which can be found in the middle part of the ear? It is approximately .28 centimeters long or roughly about .11 inches in length.

Due to zero gravity, the Skylab astronauts grew approximately 3.8 up to 5.7 centimeters because their spines lengthened and straightened out.

About one inch of rain water is equivalent to 38.1 centimeters of snow in dry, powder form. 

The Atlantic Giant Squid has eyes that can open as wide as 40 centimeters.

The North Atlantic grows 2.54 centimeters wide per year.

There is a movie from Japan title 5 Centimeters Per Second released in 2007.

Chrysanthemum flowers can be as small as one centimeter and can grow up to twenty-five centimeters.

The feet of a grow giraffe can grow as large as 30.5 centimeters, about the size of an average dinner plate.

Did you know that you are approximately one centimeter taller in the mornings than in the evenings?

The human hair grows about one centimeter long each month.

An average human has approximately six hundred fifteen hairs per square centimeter.

The average size of an adult poison dart frog is between 1.5 and 6 centimeters.

Grasses normally grow from 2 to 3 centimeters; and can reach up to ½ meter.

The average width of a belly button is about one centimeter.

One centimeter is equivalent to half the diameter of the United States penny. 

If you stack five CD’s together, their combined width is one centimeter.

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