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How many gigameter in 1 micrometer? The answer is 1.0E-15.
We assume you are converting between gigametre and micrometre.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 1.0E-9 gigameter, or 1000000 micrometer.
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›› Quick conversion chart of gigameter to micrometer

1 gigameter to micrometer = 1.0E+15 micrometer

2 gigameter to micrometer = 2.0E+15 micrometer

3 gigameter to micrometer = 3.0E+15 micrometer

4 gigameter to micrometer = 4.0E+15 micrometer

5 gigameter to micrometer = 5.0E+15 micrometer

6 gigameter to micrometer = 6.0E+15 micrometer

7 gigameter to micrometer = 7.0E+15 micrometer

8 gigameter to micrometer = 8.0E+15 micrometer

9 gigameter to micrometer = 9.0E+15 micrometer

10 gigameter to micrometer = 1.0E+16 micrometer


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›› Definition: Gigameter

A gigametre (American spelling: gigameter, symbol: Gm) is a unit of length equal to 10^9 metres. Its customary equivalent is 621,371 miles.


›› Definition: Micrometer

A micrometre (American spelling: micrometer, symbol m) is an SI unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, or about a tenth of the size of a droplet of mist or fog. It is also commonly known as a micron, although that term is officially outdated. It can be written in the expanded mathmatical notation (110-6 m)

The symbol is the "micro sign", which should look identical to the Greek letter mu (?) (the two may or may not look the same, depending on the font). The symbol "um" is sometimes used, when the and ? are not available, for example when using a typewriter.

The micrometre is a common unit of measurement for wavelengths of infrared radiation. Some people (especially in astronomy and the semiconductor business) use the old name micron and/or the solitary symbol (both of which were official between 1879 and 1967) to denote a micrometre. This practice persists in the face of official discouragement, perhaps to help disambiguate between the unit of measurement and the micrometer, a measuring device.


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