What is a hectometer? Definition and examples

In the metric system, one hectometer (hm) is a unit of length that is equal to 100 meters.

1 hectometer = 100 meters

1 hectometer = 328 feet in the United States customary units.

Things in real life that may have a length of about 1 hectometer

  • A 100-meter pool for example is used for the men's 100 meters freestyle swimming race in the olympics
  • The length of a soccer field is normally between 90 meters and 120 meters. Therefore, the length of a soccer field is about 1 hectometer
  • The height of the Statue of Liberty is about 93 meters. Since 1 hectometer is equal to 100 meters, the height is nearly 1 hectometer.
Height of Statue of Liberty
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