# Hectometre

Hectometre | |
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The Pyramid of Cheops is 138.8 metres high. | |

Unit information | |

Unit system | metric |

Unit of | length |

Symbol | hm |

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1 hm in ... | ... is equal to ... |

SI units | m 100 |

imperial/US units |
109.36 yd 3937.0 in |

Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.hectometre |

The **hectometre** (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: **hm**) or **hectometer** (American spelling) is an uncommonly used unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundred metres. It derives from the Greek word "ekato", meaning "hundred". A soccer field is approximately 1 hectometre in length. The hectare (ha), a common metric unit for land area, is equal to one square hectometre (hm^{2}).

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