The metric system is an internationally recognised system of measurement that uses the metre, litre, and gram as base units of length (distance), capacity (volume), and weight (mass) respectively.
Let's begin with some historic background; the metric system succeeded the decimalised system which had been introduced in France in 1795. After the French Revolution, the government asked scientists to replace thousands of traditional measurement systems with one simpler system, aiming to unify the different provinces of France. The metre was developed by measuring one-ten-millionth of the quadrant of Earth’s circumference from the North Pole to the equator through the capital city of Paris.
This new unit, measuring about thirty-nine inches was named a metre, and all measurements were calculated based on it. The historical development of these systems culminated in the definition of the International System of Units (SI) in the mid-20th century.
Sizing the rooms of your dream property in France can be a made confusing with the metric system, do your conversions here. A great converting tool for all people who are used to the imperial or metric measurements and wish to convert to the other system.
Calculating distances from your French property to shops, airports, beaches, etc can be a made confusing with the metric system, do your conversions here. A great converting tool for all people who are used to imperial or metric measurements and wish to convert to the other system.
1 cm = 0,3937 inch
1 metre = 3,2808 feet or 1.0936 yard
1 yard = 0,9144 meter
1 kilometre = 0,6214 mile
1 mile = 1,6093 km
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Instructions for Area and Length Converters
Type a value into the top left-hand column.
Then immediately on the right, select from which measure you wish to convert from
Then below still on right, type to which measure you wish to convert to
Simply click on the "calculate" button on the last line to see the converted result.
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