The basic unit of capacitance is the Farad. However, the Farad is a very large quantity of
capacitance. Usually capacitance is stated in pF (picoFarad), nF (nanoFarad) or µF (microFarad).
On some capacitors, the colour code is used but more often, the capacitance is written on the component, in pF, nF or µF.
1µF = 0·000001 F = 10-6F
1nF = 0·000000001 F = 10-9F
1pF = 0·000000000001 F = 10-12F
Therefore, 1µF = 1000nF = 1000000pF