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Dictionary of Units / Measurements

Metric System of Measurements

Length

10 millimeters = 1 centimeter

10 centimeters = 1 decimeter

10 decimeters = 1 metre

10 metres = 1 decameter

10 decameters  = 1 hectometer

10 hectometers = 1 kilometer

1000 metres = 1 kilometer

Area

100 sq. mm = 1 sq. cm

10 000 sq. cm = 1 sq. metre

100 sq. metres = 1 are

100 ares = 1 hectare

10 000 sq. metres = 1 hectare

100 hectares   = 1 sq. kilometer

1 000 000 sq. metres = 1 sq. kilometer

Volume

1000 cu. mm = 1 cu. cm

1000 cu. cm = 1 cu. decimetre

1000 cu. dm = 1 cu. metre

1 million cu. cm = 1 cu. metre

Capacity

10 milliliters = 1 centiliter

10 centiliter = 1 deciliter

10 deciliters  = 1 liter

1000 liters      = 1 cu. metre

Mass

1000 grams = 1 kilogram

1000 kilograms = 1 tonne

The distinction between 'Volume' and 'Capacity' is artificial and kept here only for historic reasons.

A milliliter is a cubic centimeter and a cubic decimeter is a liter. But see under 'Volume' for problems with the liter.

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