# Kilometers to Meters (km to m) Conversion Calculator

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 kilometers to meters Conversion Table: 1 km = 1000 m2 km = 2000 m3 km = 3000 m4 km = 4000 m5 km = 5000 m6 km = 6000 m7 km = 7000 m8 km = 8000 m9 km = 9000 m10 km = 10000 m11 km = 11000 m12 km = 12000 m13 km = 13000 m14 km = 14000 m15 km = 15000 m16 km = 16000 m17 km = 17000 m18 km = 18000 m19 km = 19000 m20 km = 20000 m21 km = 21000 m22 km = 22000 m23 km = 23000 m24 km = 24000 m25 km = 25000 m26 km = 26000 m27 km = 27000 m28 km = 28000 m29 km = 29000 m30 km = 30000 m31 km = 31000 m32 km = 32000 m33 km = 33000 m34 km = 34000 m35 km = 35000 m36 km = 36000 m37 km = 37000 m38 km = 38000 m39 km = 39000 m40 km = 40000 m41 km = 41000 m42 km = 42000 m43 km = 43000 m44 km = 44000 m45 km = 45000 m46 km = 46000 m47 km = 47000 m48 km = 48000 m49 km = 49000 m50 km = 50000 m 51 km = 51000 m52 km = 52000 m53 km = 53000 m54 km = 54000 m55 km = 55000 m56 km = 56000 m57 km = 57000 m58 km = 58000 m59 km = 59000 m60 km = 60000 m61 km = 61000 m62 km = 62000 m63 km = 63000 m64 km = 64000 m65 km = 65000 m66 km = 66000 m67 km = 67000 m68 km = 68000 m69 km = 69000 m70 km = 70000 m71 km = 71000 m72 km = 72000 m73 km = 73000 m74 km = 74000 m75 km = 75000 m76 km = 76000 m77 km = 77000 m78 km = 78000 m79 km = 79000 m80 km = 80000 m81 km = 81000 m82 km = 82000 m83 km = 83000 m84 km = 84000 m85 km = 85000 m86 km = 86000 m87 km = 87000 m88 km = 88000 m89 km = 89000 m90 km = 90000 m91 km = 91000 m92 km = 92000 m93 km = 93000 m94 km = 94000 m95 km = 95000 m96 km = 96000 m97 km = 97000 m98 km = 98000 m99 km = 99000 m100 km = 100000 m

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 krypton-86. 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).