# Area of a Cylinder

## Description

A cylinder is a geometric shape, that its surface is forming by the points at a fixed distance from a given line segment, the axis of the cylinder. The solid enclosed by this surface and by two planes perpendicular to the axis is also called a cylinder. The surface area of a cylinder can be calculated by the radius of the base circle and the cylinder’s height.

Related formulas## Variables

A | area (m^{2}) |

π | pi |

r | radius (m) |

h | height (m) |