Enter the two smallest dimensions of the length, width, and height into the calculator to determine the girth of a package or parcel.

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## Girth Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the girth of a shipping parcel.

G = (D1 + D2) * 2

- Where G is the girth
- D1 is the smallest dimension of the package
- D2 is the second smallest dimension of the package

The units for all 3 are typically expressed in inches, but they can be any units as long as they are consistent.

## Girth Definition

**What is girth? **

Girth is a term used in shipping and receiving to describe 2 times the sum of the smallest dimensions of a package. For example, if the length and width are the smallest dimensions, they would be used in the calculation.

## Example Problem

How to calculate girth?

**First, measure the length, width, and height of the package.**For this example, these measured to be 20 inches, 10 inches, and 5 inches respectively.

**Next, choose the two smallest dimensions.**In this case, the width and height are the smallest dimensions at 10 in and 5 in.

**Finally, calculate the girth.**Using the formula above, the girth is calculated to be:

G = (D1 + D2) * 2

G = (10 + 5) * 2

G = 30