This length unit converter dynamically calculates a value you enter in **centimeters (cm)** and converts it to **feet (ft)**, and also to** feet & inches (ft & in).**

## How many centimeters (cm) are in 1 foot (ft)?

There are 30.48 centimeters in 1 foot. This conversion is based on the international foot measurement, where 1 foot is exactly equal to 30.48 centimeters.

## What is the formula for how to convert centimeters (cm) to **feet (ft)**?

To convert centimeters to feet, you can use the following formula:

feet (ft) = centimeters (cm) / 30.48

For example, if you have a length of 112 centimeters and you want to convert it to feet, you would use the formula as follows:

feet (ft) = 112 centimeters (cm) / 30.48

So, 112 centimeters are equal to 3.6745406824147 feet.

## What is the formula for how to convert centimeters (cm) to **feet & inches (ft & in)**?

Here are the formulas and steps to convert a certain length expressed in centimeters, such as person’s height, to **feet & inches**. As an example, let’s use the height of former NBA player Michael Jordan who is reported to be 198 centimeters tall, and convert it to feet & inches:

- Convert centimeters to feet: divide the number of centimeters by 30.48 (since 1 foot = 30.48 cm).

198 centimeters / 30.48 = 6.49606299212598 feet

- Take the number to the left of the decimal point in step 1 above, as the number of whole feet.

6 feet

- Take the number to the right of the decimal point in step 1 above, and convert it to inches: To do this, multiply it by 12 (since 1 foot = 12 inches).

.49606299212598 feet × 12 = 5.9527559055117600 inches

- Round off the result in step 3 to get the number of inches as a whole number.

5.9527559055117600 inches is rounded off to 6 inches

- Combine the number of whole feet (in step 2) and inches (in step 4) to get Michael Jordan’s height in feet & inches.

6 feet & 6 inches

## Centimeters (cm) to feet (ft) conversion chart

Here is a conversion chart that shows common values of centimeters and their equivalent measurements in **feet**, and their equivalent measurements in **feet & inches**.

Centimeters | Feet | Feet & Inches |
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10 cm | 0.328084 ft | 0 ft 3.9 in |

20 cm | 0.656168 ft | 0 ft 7.9 in |

30 cm | 0.984252 ft | 0 ft 11.8 in |

40 cm | 1.3123 ft | 1 ft 3.7 in |

50 cm | 1.6404 ft | 1 ft 7.7 in |

60 cm | 1.9685 ft | 1 ft 11.6 in |

70 cm | 2.2966 ft | 2 ft 3.6 in |

80 cm | 2.6247 ft | 2 ft 7.5 in |

90 cm | 2.9528 ft | 2 ft 11.4 in |

100 cm | 3.2808 ft | 3 ft 3.4 in |

110 cm | 3.6089 ft | 3 ft 7.3 in |

120 cm | 3.937 ft | 3 ft 11.2 in |

130 cm | 4.2651 ft | 4 ft 3.2 in |

140 cm | 4.5932 ft | 4 ft 7.1 in |

150 cm | 4.9213 ft | 4 ft 11.1 in |

160 cm | 5.2493 ft | 5 ft 3 in |

170 cm | 5.5774 ft | 5 ft 6.9 in |

180 cm | 5.9055 ft | 5 ft 10.9 in |

190 cm | 6.2336 ft | 6 ft 2.8 in |

200 cm | 6.5617 ft | 6 ft 6.7 in |

210 cm | 6.8898 ft | 6 ft 10.7 in |

220 cm | 7.2178 ft | 7 ft 2.6 in |

230 cm | 7.5459 ft | 7 ft 6.6 in |

240 cm | 7.874 ft | 7 ft 10.5 in |

250 cm | 8.2021 ft | 8 ft 2.4 in |

260 cm | 8.5302 ft | 8 ft 6.4 in |

270 cm | 8.8583 ft | 8 ft 10.3 in |

280 cm | 9.1864 ft | 9 ft 2.2 in |

290 cm | 9.5144 ft | 9 ft 6.2 in |

300 cm | 9.8425 ft | 9 ft 10.1 in |

310 cm | 10.17 ft | 10 ft 2 in |

320 cm | 10.5 ft | 10 ft 6 in |

330 cm | 10.83 ft | 10 ft 9.9 in |

340 cm | 11.15 ft | 11 ft 1.9 in |

350 cm | 11.48 ft | 11 ft 5.8 in |

360 cm | 11.81 ft | 11 ft 9.7 in |

370 cm | 12.14 ft | 12 ft 1.7 in |

380 cm | 12.47 ft | 12 ft 5.6 in |

390 cm | 12.8 ft | 12 ft 9.5 in |

400 cm | 13.12 ft | 13 ft 1.5 in |

This chart can be helpful when you need to quickly convert centimeter measurements to feet.

## Conversion of 1 centimeter (cm) to other units of length

Converting 1 centimeter to other common measurement units of length gives us the following results:

- 1 centimeter (cm) = 10,000,000 nanometers (nm)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 10,000 microns (µm)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 100 millimeters (mm)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.1 decimeters (dm)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.01 meters (m)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.00001 kilometers (km)
- 1 centimeter (cm) ≈ 0.3937 inches (in)
- 1 centimeter (cm) ≈ 0.0328 feet (ft)
- 1 centimeter (cm) ≈ 0.0109 yards (yd)
- 1 centimeter (cm) ≈ 0.00000621 miles (mi)
- 1 centimeter (cm) ≈ 0.00000539 nautical miles (nmi)

## What is a centimeter (cm)?

A centimeter (cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), which is the successor to the metric system. It is equal to one one-hundredth of a meter, ten millimeters, or 0.3937 inches. The metric system, including the centimeter, is widely used globally and is based on powers of 10, providing a convenient and consistent framework for measurements.

The centimeter was first defined in 1795 as part of the original metric system. It was originally called a “centime”, but the name was changed to “centimeter” in 1875. The metric system is a decimal-based system of measurement that is used by most countries in the world.

To provide a sense of scale, the width of a standard paperclip is approximately 1 centimeter, the average length of a newborn baby’s fingernail is about 0.5 centimeters, and the typical length of a credit card is 8.6 centimeters.

## What is a foot (ft)?

A foot (ft) is a unit of length in the imperial and U.S. customary systems of measurement, which is a system of measurement that is based on the human body and everyday objects. A foot is equal to one-third of a yard, or 12 inches, or exactly 0.3048 meters. The imperial and customary systems are still commonly used in the United States and some other countries, but it is being increasingly replaced by the metric system.

The foot was first defined in the 13th century as the length of a man’s foot. It has been used in England since the 14th century and in the United States since the 18th century.

To provide a sense of scale, a standard doorway is usually around 6.5 feet tall, and the standard height for a basketball hoop, as stipulated by the international governing body FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball), the NBA (National Basketball Association), and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), is 10 feet (3.05 meters) above the playing surface.

Understanding the conversion from feet to centimeters is essential when dealing with measurements in different systems, and it is particularly useful in various fields such as construction, architecture, and interior design. The conversion factor of 30.48 allows for accurate transformations between these units of length.