# Square Inches - Square Centimeters Converter

Convert between square inches (in²) and square centimeters (cm²). This converter is part of the full area converter tool. Simply choose which unit you want to convert from and to, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. A reference chart can be found further down the page.

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## Converting square centimeters and square inches

Some commonly asked questions are included below, as well as a reference chart. When making manual conversions, you can use the converter at the top of this page to check your answer.

### How many square inches are there in 1 square centimeter?

There are 0.15500031000062 square inches in 1 square centimeter. To convert from square centimeters to square inches, multiply your figure by 0.15500031000062 (or divide by 6.4516) .

### How many square centimeters are there in 1 square inch?

There are 6.4516 square centimeters in 1 square inch. To convert from square inches to square centimeters, multiply your figure by 6.4516 (or divide by 0.15500031000062) .

In the chart below, figures are rounded to a maximum of 3 decimal places (6 with smaller numbers) to give approximations.

Square Centimeters | Square Inches | Square Inches | Square Centimeters |
---|---|---|---|

0.1 | 0.016 in² | 0.1 | 0.645 cm² |

1 | 0.155 in² | 1 | 6.452 cm² |

2 | 0.31 in² | 2 | 12.903 cm² |

3 | 0.465 in² | 3 | 19.355 cm² |

4 | 0.62 in² | 4 | 25.806 cm² |

5 | 0.775 in² | 5 | 32.258 cm² |

6 | 0.93 in² | 6 | 38.71 cm² |

7 | 1.085 in² | 7 | 45.161 cm² |

8 | 1.24 in² | 8 | 51.613 cm² |

9 | 1.395 in² | 9 | 58.064 cm² |

10 | 1.55 in² | 10 | 64.516 cm² |

20 | 3.1 in² | 20 | 129.032 cm² |

30 | 4.65 in² | 30 | 193.548 cm² |

40 | 6.2 in² | 40 | 258.064 cm² |

50 | 7.75 in² | 50 | 322.58 cm² |

60 | 9.3 in² | 60 | 387.096 cm² |

70 | 10.85 in² | 70 | 451.612 cm² |

80 | 12.4 in² | 80 | 516.128 cm² |

90 | 13.95 in² | 90 | 580.644 cm² |

100 | 15.5 in² | 100 | 645.16 cm² |

### 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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