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1 Decametre

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Subject: Orders of magnitude (length), 10 picometres, 100 zettametres, 1 nanometre, 100 petametres
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1 Decametre

A clickable mosaic of objects
at scales within direct human experience, from the micrometric (106 m, top left) to the multi-kilometric (105 m, bottom right).
A Blue whale has been measured as 33 metres long; this drawing compares its length to that of a human diver and a dolphin

To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 10 metres and 100 metres.

Distances shorter than 10 metres


  • Conversions 1
  • Human-defined scales and structures 2
  • Sports 3
  • Nature 4
  • Astronomical 5
  • Notes 6


10 metres (very rarely termed a decametre which is abbreviated as dam) is equal to:

Human-defined scales and structures


  • 11 metres — approximate width of a doubles tennis court
  • 15 metres — width of a standard FIBA basketball court
  • 15.24 metres — width of an NBA basketball court (50 feet)
  • 18.44 metres — distance between the front of the pitcher's rubber and the rear point of home plate on a baseball field (60 feet, 6 inches)[1]
  • 20 metres — length of cricket pitch (22 yards)[2]
  • 27.43 metres — distance between bases on a baseball field (90 feet)
  • 28 metres — length of a standard FIBA basketball court
  • 28.65 metres — length of an NBA basketball court (94 feet)
  • 49 metres — width of an American football field (53⅓ yards)
  • 59.436 metres — width of a Canadian football field (65 yards)
  • 70 metres — typical width of soccer field
  • 91 metres — length of American football field (100 yards, measured between the goal lines)
  • 105 metres — length of football pitch (UEFA Stadium Category 3 and 4)



Distances longer than 100 metres


  1. ^ See especially Diagram No. 1, page 3.
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