# Convert Metric Units To Meters

To convert metric units to meters you can use our multi-unit converter to select the unit to convert and the amount to be converted by selecting the unit from the drop down and entering the amount in the box below. Additionally you can convert from meters by entering the amount in the meters box.

 Amount Unit Meters picometers  nanometers  micrometers  millimeters  centimeters  decimeters  decameters  hectometers  kilometers  megameters  gigameters  terameters = m

## Metric Units Background

Metric length units are the SI units of length as defined in the International System of Units. The SI units are based on the metre, kilogram, second system and were established in 1960. The SI unit of length is the metre and other metric length units are derived from the metre by including one of the SI prefixes (e.g. centi, kilo, nano).

Metric units are the most commonly used units being nearly globally accepted, with the United States being the one major exception. The UK has officially accepted the metric units but some imperial units remain in official use (e.g. miles, miles per hour). Canada has adopted the metric system but imperial units are still legally allowed and are in common use in some areas.

## 1 Meter Expressed In Metric Units

• 1 meter = 1,000,000,000,000 picometers
• 1 meter = 1,000,000,000 nanometers
• 1 meter = 1,000,000 micrometers
• 1 meter = 1,000 millimeters
• 1 meter = 100 centimeters
• 1 meter = 10 decimeters
• 1 meter = 1 meter
• 1 meter = 0.1 decameters
• 1 meter = 0.01 hectometers
• 1 meter = 0.001 kilometers
• 1 meter = 0.000001 megameters
• 1 meter = 0.000000001 gigameters
• 1 meter = 0.000000000001 terameters

## Metric Units Expressed As Meters

• 1 picometer = 0.000000000001 meters
• 1 nanometer = 0.000000001 meters
• 1 micrometer = 0.000001 meters
• 1 millimeter = 0.001 meters
• 1 centimeter = 0.01 meters
• 1 decimeter = 0.1 meters
• 1 meter = 1 meter
• 1 decameter = 10 meters
• 1 hectometer = 100 meters
• 1 kilometer = 1,000 meters
• 1 megameter = 1,000,000 meters
• 1 gigameter = 1,000,000,000 meters
• 1 terameter = 1,000,000,000,000 meters