›› Convert kilometre to micrometre


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How many kilometers in 1 micrometer? The answer is 1.0E-9.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.001 kilometers, or 1000000 micrometer.
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›› Quick conversion chart of kilometers to micrometer

1 kilometers to micrometer = 1000000000 micrometer

2 kilometers to micrometer = 2000000000 micrometer

3 kilometers to micrometer = 3000000000 micrometer

4 kilometers to micrometer = 4000000000 micrometer

5 kilometers to micrometer = 5000000000 micrometer

6 kilometers to micrometer = 6000000000 micrometer

7 kilometers to micrometer = 7000000000 micrometer

8 kilometers to micrometer = 8000000000 micrometer

9 kilometers to micrometer = 9000000000 micrometer

10 kilometers to micrometer = 10000000000 micrometer

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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.

›› Definition: Micrometer

A micrometre (American spelling: micrometer, symbol µm) is an SI unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, or about a tenth of the size of a droplet of mist or fog. It is also commonly known as a micron, although that term is officially outdated. It can be written in the expanded mathmatical notation (1×10-6 m)

The symbol µ is the "micro sign", which should look identical to the Greek letter mu (?) (the two may or may not look the same, depending on the font). The symbol "um" is sometimes used, when the µ and ? are not available, for example when using a typewriter.

The micrometre is a common unit of measurement for wavelengths of infrared radiation. Some people (especially in astronomy and the semiconductor business) use the old name micron and/or the solitary symbol µ (both of which were official between 1879 and 1967) to denote a micrometre. This practice persists in the face of official discouragement, perhaps to help disambiguate between the unit of measurement and the micrometer, a measuring device.

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