Find the length of a string using len() function in Python

A tutorial for finding the length of a string using len() in Python Programming Language

  • The len() function counts the number of characters in a given string and returns the long unsigned integer value.
  • It is an in-built function in Python PL.
  • It returns the count of items in an object.
  • When the object type is string, len() function returns count of characters in the given string.
demoString = "Earth is a beautiful planet in Solar System";

Working example

planet = "Earth", title = "MeshWorld";

print("Using len for planet: ", len(planet));
print("Using len for title: ", len(title));


Using len for planet: 5
Using len for title: 9

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