1 decametre

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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

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

Human-defined scales and structures

Sports

  • 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)

Nature

Astronomical

Distances longer than 100 metres

Notes

  1. "Rule 1.04 The Playing Field" (PDF). Official Baseball Rules. Major League Baseball. 25 January 2010. pp. 1–5. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> See especially Diagram No. 1, page 3.
  2. "Law 7 (The pitch)". Laws of Cricket. Marylebone Cricket Club. October 2010. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Animal Records". Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Archived from the original on 25 April 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Niagara Falls Geology Facts & Figures". Niagara Parks Commission. Retrieved 29 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>