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**Length and Distance Conversions**

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# Unit Conversions/Length and Distance Conversions

Conversion factors and examples for units of length and distance associated with land and natural resource measurement.### Land Terms

#### Centimeter (cm) popular

**meters**. One (1) centimeter (cm) is equal to 0.3937

**inches (in)**. For more information, see

**Centimeter equivalents and conversions**or the various

**Converting centimeters to ...**entries.

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#### Centimeter (cm) equivalents and conversions popular

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.3937

**inches (in)**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.01

**meters (m)**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.00001

**kilometers (km)**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0328

**feet**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0497

**links**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0109

**yards**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.002

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0005

**chains**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.00005

**furlongs**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.000006

**miles**.

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**Converting centimeters to...**entries for conversion examples.

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#### Chain - engineer's or Ramsden's popular

**surveys**than a

**Gunter's**or

**surveyor's chain**, the engineer's or Ramsden's chain is 100

**feet**in length, with 100 1-foot links. The terms "engineer's chain" and "Ramsden's chain" apply primarily to the measuring utensil itself and not to any particular unit of length.

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#### Chain - Gunter's or surveyor's popular

**survey**term that is equivalent to 66 linear

**feet**. Often referred to as simply "chain", this term is more formally known as the

**surveyor's**or

**Gunter's chain**. A chain is broken into 100 equal parts, or

**links**. One (1)

**mile**is equal to 80 chains. A one (1) mile square piece of land (one

**section**or 640

**acres**) is 80 chains on each side. Although an

**engineer's**or

**Ramsden's chain**is also used to measure length in surveys, the generic term "chain" when used in reference to land measurements refers to the unit of length (66 feet) represented by the Gunter's or surveyor's chain. For more chain conversions, equivalents, and examples, see

**Chain equivalents and conversions**or the various

**Converting chains to...**examples.

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#### Chain equivalents and conversions popular

**chain**is broken into 100 equal parts, or

**links**. A one (1) mile square piece of land (one (1)

**section**or 640

**acres**) is 80 chains on each side.

One (1) chain is equal to 66

**feet**.

One (1) chain is equal to four (4)

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**.

One (1) chain is equal to 100

**links**.

One (1) chain is equal to 22

**yards**.

One (1) chain is equal to 20.12

**meters**.

One (1) chain is equal to 0.0125

**miles**.

One (1) chain is equal to 0.0201

**kilometers (km)**.

One (1) chain is equal to 0.1

**furlongs**.

One (1) chain is equal to 792

**inches**.

One (1) chain is equal to 2,011.684

**centimeters (cm)**.

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**Converting chains to...**entries for conversion examples.

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#### Converting centimeters (cm) to feet (ft)

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.0328

**feet (ft)**. To convert centimeters to feet, multiply 0.0328 by the number of centimeters. Example: 135.4 centimeters x 0.0328 feet per centimeter = 4.44 feet.

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#### Converting centimeters (cm) to chains

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.0005

**chains**. To convert centimeters to chains, multiply 0.0005 by the number of centimeters. Example: 34,567 centimeters x 0.0005 chains per centimeter = 17.28 chains.

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#### Converting centimeters (cm) to furlongs

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.00005

**furlongs**. To convert centimeters to furlongs, multiply 0.00005 by the number of centimeters. Example: 2,379 centimeters x 0.00005 furlongs per centimeter = 0.12 furlongs.

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#### Converting centimeters (cm) to inches (in)

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.3937

**inches (in)**. To convert centimeters to inches, multiply 0.3937 by the number of centimeters. Example: 59.6 centimeters x 0.3937 inches per centimeter = 23.47 inches.

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#### Converting centimeters (cm) to kilometers (km)

**centimeters (cm)**in one (1)

**kilometer (km)**. Therefore, one (1) centimeter is equal to 0.00001 kilometers. To convert centimeters to kilometers, multiply 0.00001 by the number of centimeters. Example: 44,509.8 centimeters x 0.00001 kilometers per centimeter = 0.45 kilometers.

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#### Converting centimeters (cm) to meters (m)

**centimeters (cm)**in one (1)

**meter**. Therefore, one (1) centimeter is equal to 0.01 meters. To convert centimeters to meters, multiply 0.01 by the number of centimeters. Example: 158.9 centimeters x 0.01 meters per centimeter = 1.59 meters.

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#### Converting centimeters (cm) to miles

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.000006

**miles**. To convert centimeters to miles, multiply 0.000006 by the number of centimeters. Example: 9,999 centimeters x 0.000006 miles per centimeter = 0.06 miles.

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#### Converting centimeters (cm) to rods, poles, or perches

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.002

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**. To convert centimeters to rods, poles, or perches, multiply 0.002 by the number of centimeters. Example: 924.1 centimeters x 0.002 rods per centimeter = 1.85 rods, poles, or perches.

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#### Converting centimeters (cm) to yards

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.0109

**yards**. To convert centimeters to yards, multiply 0.0109 by the number of centimeters. Example: 165.6 centimeters x 0.0109 yards per centimeter = 1.81 yards.

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#### Converting centimeters to links

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.0497

**links**. To convert centimeters to links, multiply 0.0497 by the number of centimeters. Example: 188.2 centimeters x 0.0497 links per centimeter = 9.35 links.

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#### Converting chains to centimeters (cm)

**chain**is equal to 2,011.684

**centimeters (cm)**. To convert chains to centimeters, multiply 2,011.684 by the number of chains. For example, 75 chains x 2,011.684 centimeters per chain = 150,876.3 centimeters.

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#### Converting chains to feet (ft)

**chain**is equal to 66 linear

**feet (ft)**. To convert chains to feet, multiply the number of chains by 66. For example, 32 chains x 66 feet per chain = 2,112 feet.

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#### Converting chains to furlongs

**chain**is equal to 0.1

**furlongs**. To convert chains to furlongs, multiply 0.1 by the number of chains. For example, 75 chains x 0.1 furlongs per chain = 7.5 furlongs.

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#### Converting chains to inches (in)

**chain**is equal to 792

**inches**. To convert chains to inches, multiply the number of chains by 792. For example, 16 chains x 792 inches per chain = 12,672 inches.

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#### Converting chains to kilometers (km)

**chain**is equal to 0.0201

**kilometers (km)**. To convert chains to kilometers, multiply 0.0201 by the number of chains. For example, 14 chains x 0.0201 kilometers per chain = 0.2814 kilometers.

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#### Converting chains to links

**chain**is equal to 100

**links**. To convert chains to links, multiply the number of chains by 100. For example, 25 chains x 100 links per chain = 2,500 links.

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#### Converting chains to meters (m)

**chain**is equal to 20.12

**meters (m)**. To convert chains to meters, multiply 20.12 by the number of chains. For example, 80 chains x 20.12 meters per chain = 1,609.6 meters.

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#### Converting chains to miles

**chain**is equal to 0.0125

**miles**. To convert chains to miles, multiply 0.0125 by the number of chains. For example, 80 chains x 0.0125 miles per chain = 1 mile.

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#### Converting chains to rods, poles, or perches

**chain**is equal to four (4)

**rods**, also known as

**poles**or

**perches**. To convert chains to rods, multiply the number of chains by 4. For example, 15 chains x 4 rods per chain = 60 rods.

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#### Converting chains to yards

**chain**is equal to 22

**yards**. To convert chains to yards, multiply the number of chains by 22. For example, 75 chains x 22 yards per chain = 1,650 yards.

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