Cigar Shapes & Sizes

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Cigar Shapes:

Parejo (Churchills/Corona/Robustos/Toros): The most common cigar shape, straight sides open foot and a round cap.

Figurado: A cigar with an irregular shape and pointed at one end, usually more difficult to make.

  • Belicoso: The meaning of this shape has changed quite a bit over the years. It is currently known as a straight sided cigar with an open foot and a tapered head
  • Torpedo: Tapered at both ends with a bulge in the middle. A Belicoso is sometimes called a Torpedo.
  • Perfecto: Rounded head tapering toward the end with a closed foot. (this shape varies)
  • Pyramid: Usually tapered from 44 at a rounded head head to 50 at the open foot.
  • Culebra: 3 Panatella sized cigars braided together

As with sizes, shapes of cigars vary widely. The following are the most common shapes. While this chart can be used as a rule of thumb, many manufacturers name their cigars differently.


Cigar Sizes:

Type Typical Size Size Range
Belicoso Length: 6” x Ring Gauge: 50 Length: 6 ¾” – 7 ¾” x Ring Gauge 49 – 54
Churchill Length: 7 x Ring Gauge: 47 Length: 6 ¾” – 7 7/8” x Ring Gauge: 46 – 48
Cigarillo Length: 4” x Ring Gauge: 26 Length: 4” – 6” x Ring Gauge: 26 – 29
Corona Length: 5 ½” x Ring Gauge: 42 Length: 5 ¼” – 5 ¾” x Ring Gauge: 40 – 44
Corona Extra Length: 5 ½” x Ring Gauge: 46 4 ½” x 5 ½” x Ring Gauge: 45 – 47
Double Corona Length: 7 ¾” x Ring Gauge: 49 6 ¾” – 7 ¾” x Ring Gauge: 49 – 54
Double Robusto Length: 5 x Ring Gauge: 60
Giant Corona Length: 7 ½” x Ring Gauge: 44 Length: 7 ½” x Ring Gauge:42 – 45
Gigante Length: 9 x Ring Gauge: 52
Grand Corona Length: 6 ½” x Ring Gauge: 46 Length: 5 5/8 – 6 5/8 x Ring Gauge: 45 – 47
Lancero / Long Panatela Length: 7 ½” x Ring Gauge: 38
Long Corona Length: 6” x Ring Gauge: 42 Length: 5 7/8” – 6 3/8” x Ring Gauge: 40 – 44
Long Panatela / Lancero Length: 7 ½” x Ring Gauge: 38 Length: 7” – 7 ½” x Ring Gauge: 35 – 39
Lonsdale Length: 6 ½” x Ring Gauge: 42 Length: 6 ½” – 7 1/4” x Ring Gauge: 40 – 44
Panatela Length: 6” x Ring Gauge: 38 Length: 5 ½” – 6 7/8” x Ring Gauge: 35 - 39
Perfecto Length: 6 x Ring Gauge: 60
Petit Belicoso Length: 5 x Ring Gauge: 50
Petit Corona Length: 5” x Ring Gauge: 42 Length: 4” – 5” x Ring Gauge: 40 – 44
Presidente Length: 8 ½” x Ring Gauge: 52
Pyramid / Torpedo Length: 7” x Ring Gauge: 36 – 54
Robusto Length: 5” x Ring Gauge: 50 Length: 4 ½” – 5 ½” x Ring Gauge: 48 – 54
Rothschild Length: 4 ½ x Ring Gauge: 50
Salomon Length: 5.8 x Ring Gauge: 56
Short Panatela Length: 5” x Ring Gauge: 38 Length: 4” – 5 3/8” x Ring Gauge: 35 – 39
Slim Panatela Length: 6” x Ring Gauge: 34 Length: 5” – 6” x Ring Gauge: 30 – 34
Small Panatela Length: 5” x Ring Gauge: 33 Length: 4” – 5” x Ring Gauge: 30 – 34
Toro Length: 6 x Ring Gauge: 50 Length: 5 5/8” – 6 5/8” x Ring Gauge: 48 – 54
Torpedo / Pyramid Length: 6 ½” x Ring Gauge: 52