
Kilometers to Meters
Conversion 
m to km
Conversion Table
kilometers
to meters 
km  m 
1  1000 
2  2000 
3  3000 
4  4000 
5  5000 
6  6000 
7  7000 
8  8000 
9  9000 
10  10000 
11  11000 
12  12000 
13  13000 
14  14000 
15  15000 
16  16000 
17  17000 
18  18000 
19  19000 
20  20000 
How to convert 1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meter (m).
Kilometer (km) is a unit of Length used in Metric system.
Meter (m) is a unit of Length used in Metric system.
Information, facts and references:
 Mount Everest, also known in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain. Its peak is 8.848 km (29029 feet) above sea level.
 The world's tallest building is the 0.8298 km (2722 feet) tall Burj Khalifa (Dubai, United Arab Emirates). The building was completed in 2010.
 One World Trade Center (located in New York City) is the
tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, is 0.541 km tall.
The building was completed in 2014.
 The Nile the longest river in the world. It is 6853 km (4258 mi) long. The Nile is shared by eleven countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, and Egypt.
Kilometer  Unit of Distance / Length
Unit Symbol/Abbreviation: km
Where the unit used in the World:
The kilometer is used as a unit used to measure distances or lengths.
It's a standard measure for travelled distances, geographical distances and maps in most countries excluding the USA and the United Kingdom where mile is still used for this purpose.
between geographical locations on land, and in most countries is the official unit for this purpose. Primary exceptions are the United Kingdom, Liberia, Myanmar and the United States of America, where the mile remains as standard as a part of imperial system.
Definition of the Unit:
The kilometer (kilometre in UK spelling) is a unit of length/distance in the metric system (SI Unit system) equivalent to one thousand meters.
1 km is equivalent to 0.62137 miles.
History of the Unit:
Although the meter was defined in 1799 in France, the kilometer was first adopted for everyday use by the Dutch in 1817 under local name of the mijl. The myriametre (10000 meters) and "lieues de Poste" (Postal leagues, 4288 meters) were preferred to the "kilometer" for everyday use in France in 19th century. In the mid 19th century the kilometer was already in everyday use in the Italy and in Netherlands and the myriametre was still in use in France.
The CIPM (The International Committee for Weights and Measures) officially abolished the prefix "myria" and the "myriametre" in 1935, leaving the kilometer as the recognised unit of length instead of myriametre.
Where it's used:
The kilometer is commonly used on road signs to indicate the distance to travel to a given location, on maps to indicate scale, for odometer indication in automotive industry. It is also the most popular unit for describing the distance between geographical points and locations.
Equivalents in other units and scales:
 1 km = 1000000 millimeters (mm)
 1 km = 100 000 centimeters (cm)
 1 km = 10000 decimeters (dm)
 1 km = 1000 meters (m)
 1 km = 3280.84 feet (ft)
 1 megameter = 1000 km
 1 gigameter = 1000000 km
 Units of length in the metric SI system are based on multiples or fractions of a meter.
 There are measurements of length/distance in the metric SI system greater than a kilometer that can be expressed in terms of kilometres.
1 km is equivalent to 0.621371 mi.
The kilometer is unit of length in the metric SI system and is equivalent to one thousand metres.
Meter  Unit of Distance / Length
Unit Symbol / Abbreviation: m
Where the unit used in the World:
The meter is used as a unit to measure medium distances or lengths.
It's a standard measure for short distances (up to 1 km long), in real estate and construction, supply materials, vehicle and aircraft dimensions, short geographical distances and directions in most countries excluding the USA where foot and yard are still widely used for this purpose.
The meter is widely used in most countries and is the official unit for medium lengths and distances (for example, road signs in continental Europe show maximum vehicle hight in meters). Primary exceptions are the United States of America, and some countries where feet and yards are used in limited extent: the United Kingdom and Canada, where the yard remains in limited use as a part of imperial system (for example, yards are used on road signs for shorter distances in the United Kingdom and feet are widely used in construction and real estate in Canada).
Definition of the Unit:
The meter (metre in UK spelling) is a unit of length/distance in the metric system (SI Unit system) equivalent to the length of the path travelled by light during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second (in vacuum, defined since 1983).
1 m is equivalent to 3.28084 ft or 0.000621371 miles.
History of the Unit:
As a result of the French Revolution in 1789, the old units of measure that were associated with the monarchy were replaced by the new units. The new unit of length was introduced which became known as the meter. In 1795 the meter was defined as 1/10,000,000 part of the quarter of a meridian, passing through Paris. The meter gained popularity in continental Europe during the nineteenth century, particularly in scientific field, and was officially adopted as an international measurement unit in 1875.
In 1960 the meter was defined as 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of light from a specified transition in krypton86.
In 1983 the final definition of meter was accepted as length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
Where it's used:
The meter is commonly used in different trades and industries (for examle in machinery manufacturing), on road signs to indicate vehicle hight limits, the distance to short travel to a given location (for example in automotive GPS navigation voice prompts), on maps to indicate small scale, for vehicle, vessels and aircragt dimensions in industry and trade. It is also the most popular unit for describing the retail estate distances and measurements (room sizes, floor measurements and so on).
Equivalents in other units and scales:
 1 m = 1000 millimeters (mm)
 1 m = 100 centimeters (cm)
 1 m = 10 decimeters (dm)
 1 m = 0.001 kilometers (km)
 1 m = 3.28084 feet (ft)
 1 megameter = 1000000 m
 1 gigameter = 1000000000 m
 Units of length in the metric SI system are based on multiples or fractions of a meter.
 There are measurements of length/distance in the metric SI system greater than a meter that can be expressed in terms of metres.
1 m is equivalent to 3.28084 ft or 1.09361 yd.
The meter is a unit of length in the metric SI system and is equivalent to the length of the path travelled by light during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second (in vacuum, defined since 1983).
Meters also can be marked as metres (in British English spelling).


Related converters:
Kilometers to Feet
Kilometers to Meters
Kilometers to Miles
Kilometers to Yards
Meters to Centimeters
Meters to Decimeters
Meters to Feet
Meters to Inches
Meters to Kilometers
Meters to Miles
Meters to Millimeters
Meters to Yards
Centimeters to Inches
Feet to Inches
Feet to Kilometers
Feet to Meters
Feet to Yards
Inches to Centimeters
Inches to Feet
Inches to Meters
Inches to Millimeters
Kilometers to Miles
Meters to Feet
Meters to Inches
Meters to Yards
Miles to Kilometers
Millimeters to Inches
Yards to Feet
Yards to Inches
Yards to Meters

