# Chains To Meters Converter

To use our chains to meters converter type the number of chains into the chains box, alternatively to convert meters to chains type the number of meters into the meters box.

 Chains Meters ch = m

## Chains - Definitions

The chain is an imperial unit of length equal to 22 yards or 1 tenth of a furlong.

In land area 10 square chains is 1 acre and building plots often used to be divided up using chains as the measurement. In practice these measurements were made using phyiscal chains of 22 yards length made up of 100 metal links and so innaccuracies due to terrain features were present in many measurements taken using this method.

1 chain is also the length of a cricket pitch.

## Chains To Meters Conversion Factor

1 chain = 20.1167981 meters

## Meter To Chains Conversion Factor

1 meter = 0.0497097 chains

## 1 Meter Expressed In Imperial Units

• 1 meter = 39.3700787 inches
• 1 meter = 9.8425197 hands
• 1 meter = 4.9709695 links
• 1 meter = 3.2808399 feet
• 1 meter = 1.0936133 yards
• 1 meter = 0.5468066 fathoms
• 1 meter = 0.1988388 rods/poles/perches
• 1 meter = 0.0497097 chains
• 1 meter = 0.0053961 cables
• 1 meter = 0.0049709 furlongs
• 1 meter = 0.0006214 miles
• 1 meter = 0.0005400 nautical miles

## Imperial Units Expressed As Meters

• 1 inch = 0.0254 meters
• 1 hand = 0.1016 meters
• 1 link = 0.201168 meters
• 1 foot = 0.3048 meters
• 1 yard = 0.9144 meters
• 1 fathom = 1.8288002 meters
• 1 rod/pole/perch = 5.0291995 meters
• 1 chain = 20.1167981 meters
• 1 cable = 185.3190 meters
• 1 furlong = 201.1708 meters
• 1 mile = 1,609.344 meters
• 1 nautical mile = 1,852 meters

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