Metric Weights and Measures

Length, capacity, mass, weight, and more - plus a conversion calculator!

Wondering how many grams are in a myriagram? (Hint: a lot.) Use these handy tables to answer this and many other questions about metric weights and measures, including volume, length, and mass. Conversion calculations are also provided - or you can use this conversion tool and skip the math!
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Length

UnitValue
Kilometer (km)1,000 Meters
Hectometer (hm)100 Meters
Dekameter (dam)10 Meters
Meter (m)1 Meter
Decimeter (dm)0.1 Meter
Centimeter (cm)0.01 Meters
Millimeter (mm)0.001 Meters

Capacity

UnitValue
Kiloliter (kl)1,000 Liters
Hectoliters (hl)100 Liters
Dekaliters (dal)10 Liters
Liter (l)1 Liter(*)
Deciliter (dl)0.10 Liters
Centiliter (cl)0.01 Liters
Milliliter (ml)0.001 Liters
* 1 liter + U.S. 1.057 quarts

Mass and Weight

UnitValue
Metric Ton1,000,000 Grams
Quintal (P)100,000 Grams
Myriagram10,000 Grams
Kilogram1,000 Grams
Hectogram100 Grams
Dekagram10 Grams
Gram1 Gram(*)
Decigram0.10 Grams
Centigram0.01 Grams
Milligrams0.001 Grams
* 1 gram + U.S. 0.035 ounces

Metric Conversions

All you'll need to know about them!

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Centimeters.0328feet
Centimeters.3937inches
Feet30.4801centimeters
Feet/minutes.507cent./seconds
Foot-pounds.1383meter-kilograms
Gallons3,785.4cubic centimeters
Gallons3.7853liters
Grams.0353ounces
Grams.0022pounds
Inches2.54centimeters
Inches.0833feet
Kilograms2.2046pounds
Kilometers3,280.833feet
Kilometers.6214miles
Kilometers/hour54.68feet/minute
Kilometers/hour.6214miles/hour
Knots1.8532kilometers/hour
Liters1.0567quarts
Meters3.2808feet
Meters39.37inches
Meters1.0936yards
Meter-kilograms7.2307foot-pounds
Meters/minute1.667centimeters/second
Meters/minute.0547feet/second
Miles1.6093kilometers
Miles/hour.8684knots
Miles/hour1.6093kilometers/hour
Miles/hour.447meters/second
Ounces28.3495grams
Ounces2.8349x10(2)kilograms
Pounds453.5924grams
Pounds.4536kilograms
Quarts.946liters
Quarts (dry)67.2cubic inches
Quarts (liquid)57.75cubic inches
Sq. centimeters.0011square feet
Sq. kilometers.3861square miles
Sq. kilometers1.196x10(6)square yards
Sq. meters10.7639square feet
Sq. meters1.196square yards
Sq. miles2.59square kilometers
Sq. yards.8361square meters
Yards91.44centimeters
Yards.9144meters

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