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The Great Pyramid of Giza is 138.8 metres high, which is 1.388 hectometres.
General information
Unit systemmetric
Unit oflength
SI units
imperial/US units109.36 yd
3937.0 in

The hectometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: hm[1]) or hectometer (American spelling) is a 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] It is not commonly used in English.[] A football (soccer) pitch 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).

See also


  1. ^ "What is the abbreviation for hectometre?". www.abbreviations.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "hectometre noun - Definition, pictures, pronunciation and usage notes | Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com". www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Metric and SI Unit Prefixes". www.unc.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-04-19. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Soccer (FIFA) Field Dimensions & Layout - SportsCourtDimensions.com". www.sportscourtdimensions.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Soccer Field Dimensions & Measurements". www.courtdimensions.net. Retrieved .

External links

  • The dictionary definition of hectometre at Wiktionary

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