

Convert Meters to Kilometers (m to km) ▶ Conversion Table
How to convert1 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.
Kilometer  Unit of Distance / LengthUnit Symbol/Abbreviation: km Where the unit used in the World: The kilometer is used as a unit used to measure distances or lengths. 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 is equivalent to 0.621371 mi.
Meter  Unit of Distance / LengthUnit Symbol / Abbreviation: m Where the unit used in the World: The meter is used as a unit to measure medium distances or lengths. 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 is equivalent to 3.28084 ft or 1.09361 yd. Español Russian Français 
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