The hectometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: hm[1]) or hectometer (American spelling) is an uncommonly used unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundred metres[2]. The word comes from a combination of "metre" and the SI prefix "hecto-", meaning "hundred"[3]. A soccer field is approximately 1 hectometre in length[4][5]. The hectare (ha), a common metric unit for land area, is equal to one square hectometre (hm2).

The Pyramid of Cheops is 138.8 metres high, which is 1.388 hectometres.
General information
Unit systemmetric
Unit oflength
1 hm in ...... is equal to ...
   SI units   100 m
   imperial/US units   109.36 yd
3937.0 in

See also


  1. "What is the abbreviation for hectometre?". www.abbreviations.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  2. "hectometre noun - Definition, pictures, pronunciation and usage notes | Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com". www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. "Metric and SI Unit Prefixes". www.unc.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  4. "Soccer (FIFA) Field Dimensions & Layout - SportsCourtDimensions.com". www.sportscourtdimensions.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  5. "Soccer Field Dimensions & Measurements". www.courtdimensions.net. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  • The dictionary definition of hectometre at Wiktionary
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