Measurement unit: kilometer

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 kilometer.


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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: kilometer

kilometer to foot [iraq]
kilometer to ri [Japan]
kilometer to didot point
kilometer to link [Ramden, engineer]
kilometer to military pace [double time]
kilometer to dra [Russia]
kilometer to chain [Ramsden, engineer]
kilometer to foot [Rome]
kilometer to hectometre
kilometer to cuerda