## Number of centimeters in a meter

**How many centimeters are there in a meter?**

**1 meter=100 centimeters**

It is interesting to know the fact that centimeter is a metric length unit. It is used widely in daily measurements. The prefix “centi” obviously denotes a factor of one hundredth of the base length unit of metric system. The abbreviation is “cm”. On the other hand, meter is a metric system base unit of length and defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second. The abbreviation is “m”. One meter equals 100 centimeters.

This fact is verified on : July 15, 2014.