›› Measurement unit: kilometre

Full name: kilometre

Plural form: kilometres

Symbol: km

Alternate spelling: kilometers

Category type: length

Scale factor: 1000


›› SI unit: metre

The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.001 kilometre.


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›› Definition: Kilometer

A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). It is approximately equal to 0.621 miles, 1094 yards or 3281 feet.


›› Sample conversions: kilometre

kilometre to el [Dutch]
kilometre to fuss [German]
kilometre to estadio [Portugal]
kilometre to mile [statute]
kilometre to mile [statute, US]
kilometre to pie [Texas]
kilometre to bamboo
kilometre to miglio
kilometre to shaftment [ancient]
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