# Definition:Metric System/Length/Hectometre

## Hectometre

The hectometre is a metric unit of length.

 $\ds$  $\ds 1$ hectometre $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 100$ metres $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 10 \, 000$ centimetres $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 100 \, 000$ millimetres

### Symbol

$\mathrm {hm}$

The symbol for the hectometre is $\mathrm {hm}$:

$\mathrm h$ for hecto
$\mathrm m$ for metre.

Its $\LaTeX$ code is \mathrm {hm} .