What is 12 lakh in numbers? These are the questions we answer on this page: What is 12 lakh in numbers? How many zeros in 12 lakh? What is 12 lakh in words? How do you write and say 12 lakh? What is 12 lakh in million?

First, note that lakh is part of the Indian number system where large numbers are written like this:

CC,LL,TT,HHH

CC = Crore
LL = Lakh
TT = Thousand
HHH = Hundred

When we enter 12 lakh into the format above, we get 12 lakh in numbers as follows:

12,00,000

Did you notice how the Indian number system from right to left starts with three digits followed by a comma, but then larger numbers are in intervals of 2 digits? Below it is displayed in intervals of 3 digits like they do in America. As you can see, 12 lakh is the same as 1.2 million.

1,200,000

How many zeros in 12 lakh? When we count the trailing zeros in 12 lakh above, we see that the answer is 5.

What is 12 lakh in words? In other words, how do you write and say 12 lakh? Lakh (lac) is pronounced læk (sounds like: lack) and can be written out like this:

twelve lakh

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Note: We found that some people call it 12 lakhs or 12 lac, but the correct way to say it is 12 lakh (lakh without the trailing "s").