Square Inches - Square Centimeters Conversion


Convert between square inches and square centimeters (in2 and cm2) using this area conversion tool. This converter is part of the full area converter. Simply choose whether you want to convert square inches to square centimeters or square centimeters to square inches, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. Default rounding is set to a maximum of 14 decimal places.

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How to convert square centimeters to square inches

You may be wondering how many square inches there are in x square centimeters.

To convert from square centimeters to square inches multiply your x figure by 0.15500031000062.

How to convert square inches to square centimeters

Alternatively, you may want to know how many square centimeters there are in x square inches.

To convert from square inches to square centimeters multiply your x figure by 6.4516.

As part of your answer checking process, select the appropriate unit from each 'select' box in the converter tool at the top of the page, enter your figure (x) into the 'value to convert' box and click the 'Convert!' button.

What is a square centimeter?

Square centimeters (or 'square centimetres' with British spelling) are commonly used to measure areas in both the commercial and domestic environment. Some examples could be the size of a 12-inch computer screen (77.41 square centimetres) or the size of a microchip. One square centimeter can be translated as 0.15 inches. In mapping, square centimeters are often translated into acres or hectares. This has applications within the surveying industry.

What is a square inch?

A square inch is a common unit of measurement within the United States and the United Kingdom. It can be used throughout numerous industries such as construction, graphic design, textiles and painting. Some common abbreviations include sq. in., sq. inches and in/-2. One square inch can approximate the size of many postage stamps. A single square inch is equal to 6.45 square centimeters.

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