# Furlongs To Meters Converter

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

 Furlongs Meters f = m

## Furlongs - Definitions

A furlong is one eighth of a mile which is 220 yards.

The furlong is derived from the anglo-saxon terms for furrow and long. A furrow being a length of earth turned by a plough. Furrows tended to be long as the team pulling the plough had to be unhitched and the plough turned around at the end of each furrow. The furlong however tended to have a different length dependent on the type of soil in an area, this led to confusion and to prevent this the furlong was standardised around 1300AD in England at a length of one eighth of a mile.

Today you are most likely to see the furlong used as a measure of length in horse racing, with the English Derby being 1 mile 4 furlongs and some sprint races such as the King George Stakes being run over 5 furlongs.

## Furlongs To Meters Conversion Factor

1 furlong = 201.1708 meters

## Meter To Furlongs Conversion Factor

1 meter = 0.0049709 furlongs

## 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