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11 Everyday Things That Are 15 Centimeters Long

In this article, you will learn about certain items that are 15 centimeters long. 

15 centimeters is a very small size but can be difficult to picture without having a reference. 

By comparing the following items, you can relate to the size of 15 centimeters easily.

15 centimeters is also equal to 5.90 inches or 150 millimeters.

Everyday Things That Are 15 Centimeters Long

Sticks of butter

A stick of butter can vary in size and weight and is sold in a variety of sizes. Most people are familiar with a stick of butter that is 4.75 inches long x 1.5 inches wide. This is a common size. 

If you were to place 4 sticks of butter side by side, they would equal around 6 inches in width which is very close to 15 centimeters.

4 sticks of butter wide is a great reference for something that measures 15 centimeters. 

sticks of butter

2 Bars of soap

Like many things, a bar of soap can be made into whatever size you want. Manufacturers will design bars of soap to be of different lengths and thicknesses. 

The most common size for a bar of soap is 3 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. 

If you can place 2 bars of soap together in a row, they would equal 6 inches in length which is just over 15 centimeters long. 

2 bars of soap

Salad fork

Salad forks are often confused with dinner forks as both are used quite often. The main difference between them is the overall size and prong style. 

Dinner forks are usually 7 inches long and dinner forks are 6 inches (15 centimeters) long. Salad forks can also have 4 tines while dinner forks only have 3 tines. 

Referencing a salad fork will give you a good idea of something that is 15 centimeters long.

Tv remote

Depending on the device you are trying to control, the size of a remote can vary. For example, a remote that is used to control a soundbar or home theatre system may only be 3-4 inches long. 

A new flat screen tv might come with a remote that is quite a bit larger. Normally these remotes are around 6-8 inches long which equals 15 – 20 centimeters.

If you have a 6-inch remote, it will measure 15 centimeters long. If referencing an 8-inch remote, it will be 20 centimeters long. 

tv remote with popcorn bowl

A4 Envelope

Depending on the size of paper you are using, you will have a variety of envelope sizes to choose from. The A4 size envelope is the most common size.

The A4 envelope has the dimensions of 8.3 inches wide and 11.7 inches long. This equals 21 centimeters wide and 30 centimeters long. 

Therefore, picturing half of the size of an A4 envelope will give you an idea of how long 15 centimeters is. 

A4 envelope size

3 “C” Sized batteries

Batteries are a great tool to use when referencing the size of something. Not all batteries are the same size though. 

For example, a “C” sized battery measures 1.97 inches in length which equals 5 centimeters. Other batteries like the AA and AAA will be slightly larger. 

If you placed 3 “C” sized batteries together in a row, they would equal exactly 15 centimeters long. 

15 Raisins

Raisins or dried grapes are a very popular snack for people around the world. They can be used in cooking or baking recipes or eaten raw. Many people will put raisins in oatmeal, cereal, and even ice cream.

Raisins are quite small and can be bought in a variety of sized bags or boxes at your local supermarket. 

On average, a raisin will be 1 centimeter in length. If you place 15 raisins together in a row, they would equal 15 centimeters long. 

bowl of raisins

Samsung Galaxy S9 Phone

With so many makes and models of phones on the market today, finding a cell phone size that is suitable for you is not a problem.

One of the most common sizes for a cell phone is 6 inches long and about 3 inches wide. But this can vary for different phones.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a popular phone that is an average size of 5.81 inches long. This is equal to 14.75 centimeters. So although it’s not exactly 15 centimeters, it will provide you with a great reference.

Hot dog

Hot dogs are a very popular food served at outdoor BBQs and sporting events. If you have ever been to a baseball game, you most likely ate a hot dog or sat next to someone who did. 

You can purchase a hot dog in a variety of sizes with the 6-inch and 12-inch being the most common. Most baseball parks will offer a foot-long hotdog that is 12 inches long.

Most hot dogs that are purchased at the grocery store are 6 inches long. 6 inches is about 15 centimeters long, therefore a standard-sized hot dog is a great reference for something that is 15 centimeters long. 

person holding a hot dog

Half of a loaf of bread

Depending on where you are located, certain bake shops will make a loaf of bread in different sizes. In the USA, a standard size loaf of sandwich bread is around 12 inches or a foot long. Some can be slightly larger. 

If you picture a half loaf of bread, this would equal close to 6 inches or 15 centimeters long. 

Car side mirror

Depending on the type of vehicle you have, the size of the mirrors can vary. But on average, the side mirrors of a vehicle will be around 30 centimeters long and 15 centimeters tall. 

Therefore, the next time you need to know something that measures 15 centimeters long, just check out your car’s side-view mirror. 

car side mirror

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