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The Pyramid of Cheops is 138.8 metres high, which is 1.388 hectometres.
Unit information
Unit system metric
Unit of length
Symbol hm 
Unit conversions
1 hm in ... ... is equal to ...
   SI units    100 m
   imperial/US units    109.36 yd
3937.0 in

The hectometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: hm) or hectometer (American spelling) is an uncommonly used unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundred metres. It derives from the Greek word "ekato", meaning "hundred". A soccer field is approximately 1 hectometre in length, the hectare (ha), a common metric unit for land area, is equal to one square hectometre (hm2).


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