## Measurement unit: century

**Full name:** century

**Plural form:** centuries

**Category type:** time

**Scale factor:** 3155760000

## SI unit: second

The SI base unit for time is the second.

1 second is equal to 3.1688087814029E-10 century.

Valid units must be of the **time** type.

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## Definition: Century

A century is a period of 100 years, which can have either 24 or 25 leap years, depends on whether the year xx00 is a leap year or not.

We assume there are 25 leap year days in a typical century. A non-leap year of 365 days would have 86,400 * 365 = 31,536,000 seconds in it. Adding another 25 days adds 2,160,000 seconds, so there are a total of 3,155,760,000 seconds in a century that has 25 leap years.

## Sample conversions: century