Convert yard to centimeter

Converting yard to cm (yards to centimeters) is a piece of cake with our yard to cm length converter.

Input your value in the box with yard selected and get your answer instantly. You can change the unit by selecting from the dropdown list.  



The yard is represented by the symbol “yd.”


The Yard is a widely used unit of length in both the British imperial and US customary systems of measurements. It equals 3 feet or 36 inches. On the other hand, a distance of 1760 yards is equal to 1 mile. 

For yard to meter conversion, one yard is equivalent to 0.9144 meters. There are 0.0109 yards in a centimeter. In the other direction, a yard is equivalent to 91.44 centimeters. So for yard to cm conversion, divide yard measure by 91.44..

Moving on to area calculations now. There are 4840 square yards in an acre. So, a square yard is equivalent to 1/4840 acres.

The word yard is derived from the Old English gerd, gyrd, etc. It is a common unit of linear measure in English-speaking countries. Old and Middle English both used their forms of "yard" to denote surveying lengths of 15 feet (4.6 m) or 16.5 feet (5.0 m). It is commonly used in computing acres.


The yard measure's origins are not uncertain. The term “yard” was first used in the 12th century. It was defined by English King Henry I as the distance between his nose and the thumb of his extended arm.

After many other definitions, in 1855, the Weights and Measures Act officially recognized a new standard based on Baily's metal No. 4. From 1845 and 1855, 40 standards of yard were formed, one of them was the imperial standard.

After so many changes, in 1959, the yard that is now known as the international yard was defined as 0.9144 meters. The imperial standard in 1855 was renamed as the United Kingdom Primary Standard Yard.


Yard line in American football is one great example of where yard is used. It is mostly used for field length measurements and other length measurements. In many parts of the world yard is used to measure clothing items.



The Centimeter is represented by the symbol “cm.”


Centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system which is also the International System of Units (SI). It was the base unit of length in the now deprecated CGS (centimeter-gram-second) system of units.

Centi is the SI prefix for a factor of 1/100.  A centimeter approximately corresponds to the average adult person's fingernail width. This unit is equal to one-hundredth of a meter, the base of the SI unit of length. So, a centimeter is equal to 1/100 meters. Though measurement units frequently choose SI prefixes for factors of 10^3, such as milli- and kilo-, for many physical values, however, the centimeter remains a practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. 

Centimeters can be changed to other SI units using prefix multipliers based on powers of ten. For example, a millimeter equals 1/10 centimeters. So, a centimeter is equivalent to 10 millimeters.

If you are converting cm to inch, then the calculation is different. One inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. Therefore, one centimeter is equivalent to 0.393701 inches.


The term centimeter was first used in the late 1700s. The centimeter is a part of the metric system. The metric system of measurement is primarily credited to the French. The French government officially adopted this system on April 7, 1795.


The centimeter as mentioned before is unit of length. It is more commonly used for dimensions for which meter measure is unrealistically large. 

How to convert yard to centimeter?

Are you wondering how many yards in a centimeter? Well, with our yard to centimeter converter you don't have anything to worry! However, if you are still wondering, 1 yard to cm is about 91.44 cm. So for conversion you have to divide yard value by 0.01094 or multiply it by 91.44.

1 yard = 91.44 cm

0.01094 yard = 1 cm

Yard to Centimeter conversion table

0.01 yd0.9144 cm
0.1 yd9.144 cm
1 yd91.44 cm
2 yd182.88 cm
3 yd274.32 cm
5 yd457.2 cm
10 yd914.4 cm
20 yd1828.8 cm
100 yd9144 cm
1000 yd91440 cm