## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to kilometers is 1.0E-5, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers:

1 cm = 1.0E-5 km

To convert 397 centimeters into kilometers we have to multiply 397 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to kilometers. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 1.0E-5 km

397 cm → L(km)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the length L in kilometers:

L(km) = 397 cm × 1.0E-5 km

L(km) = 0.00397 km

The final result is:

397 cm → 0.00397 km

We conclude that 397 centimeters is equivalent to 0.00397 kilometers:

397 centimeters = 0.00397 kilometers

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 kilometer is equal to 251.88916876574 × 397 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 397 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 251.88916876574 kilometers.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that three hundred ninety-seven centimeters is approximately zero point zero zero four kilometers:

397 cm ≅ 0.004 km

An alternative is also that one kilometer is approximately two hundred fifty-one point eight eight nine times three hundred ninety-seven centimeters.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to kilometers chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from centimeters to kilometers

centimeters (cm) kilometers (km)
398 centimeters 0.004 kilometers
399 centimeters 0.004 kilometers
400 centimeters 0.004 kilometers
401 centimeters 0.004 kilometers
402 centimeters 0.004 kilometers
403 centimeters 0.004 kilometers
404 centimeters 0.004 kilometers
405 centimeters 0.004 kilometers
406 centimeters 0.004 kilometers
407 centimeters 0.004 kilometers