Convert Bars to Kilograms Per Square Meter

Enter the pressure in bars below to get the value converted to kilograms per square meter.

Results in Kilograms Per Square Meter:
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1 bar = 10,197.16213 kgf/m²

How to Convert Bars to Kilograms Per Square Meter

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To convert a bar measurement to a kilogram per square meter measurement, multiply the pressure by the conversion ratio. One bar is equal to 10,197.16213 kilograms per square meter, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms per square meter = bars × 10,197.16213

The pressure in kilograms per square meter is equal to the bars multiplied by 10,197.16213.

For example, here's how to convert 5 bars to kilograms per square meter using the formula above.
5 bar = (5 × 10,197.16213) = 50,985.810649 kgf/m²

Bars and kilograms per square meter are both units used to measure pressure. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


The bar is equal to 100,000 pascals, which are defined as the pressure of one newton per square meter. One bar is just less than the average atmospheric pressure.

The bar is a non-SI metric unit for pressure. Bars can be abbreviated as bar, for example 1 bar can be written as 1 bar.

Kilograms Per Square Meter

One kilogram per square meter is the pressure of equal to one kilogram-force per square meter.

The kilogram per square meter is a non-SI metric unit for pressure. A kilogram per square meter is sometimes also referred to as a kilogram per square metre or kilogram-force per meter square. Kilograms per square meter can be abbreviated as kgf/m², for example 1 kilogram per square meter can be written as 1 kgf/m².

The unit is deprecated and not permitted for use with SI units.

Kilograms per square meter can be expressed using the formula:
1 kgf/m2 = 1 kgfm2

Pressure in kilograms per square meter are equal to the kilogram-force divided by the area in square meters.

Bar Measurements and Equivalent Kilogram Per Square Meter Conversions

Common bar values converted to the equivalent kilogram per square meter value
Bars Kilograms Per Square Meter
1 bar 10,197 kgf/m²
2 bar 20,394 kgf/m²
3 bar 30,591 kgf/m²
4 bar 40,789 kgf/m²
5 bar 50,986 kgf/m²
6 bar 61,183 kgf/m²
7 bar 71,380 kgf/m²
8 bar 81,577 kgf/m²
9 bar 91,774 kgf/m²
10 bar 101,972 kgf/m²
11 bar 112,169 kgf/m²
12 bar 122,366 kgf/m²
13 bar 132,563 kgf/m²
14 bar 142,760 kgf/m²
15 bar 152,957 kgf/m²
16 bar 163,155 kgf/m²
17 bar 173,352 kgf/m²
18 bar 183,549 kgf/m²
19 bar 193,746 kgf/m²
20 bar 203,943 kgf/m²
21 bar 214,140 kgf/m²
22 bar 224,338 kgf/m²
23 bar 234,535 kgf/m²
24 bar 244,732 kgf/m²
25 bar 254,929 kgf/m²
26 bar 265,126 kgf/m²
27 bar 275,323 kgf/m²
28 bar 285,521 kgf/m²
29 bar 295,718 kgf/m²
30 bar 305,915 kgf/m²
31 bar 316,112 kgf/m²
32 bar 326,309 kgf/m²
33 bar 336,506 kgf/m²
34 bar 346,704 kgf/m²
35 bar 356,901 kgf/m²
36 bar 367,098 kgf/m²
37 bar 377,295 kgf/m²
38 bar 387,492 kgf/m²
39 bar 397,689 kgf/m²
40 bar 407,886 kgf/m²

More Bar Pressure Conversions

Convert to Pascals
1 bar is equal to 100,000 pascals
Convert to Hectopascals
1 bar is equal to 1,000 hectopascals
Convert to Atmospheres
1 bar is equal to 0.986923 atmospheres
Convert to Millibars
1 bar is equal to 1,000 millibars
Convert to Kilograms Per Square Centimeter
1 bar is equal to 1.019716 kilograms per square centimeter
Convert to Pounds Per Square Inch
1 bar is equal to 14.503789 pounds per square inch
Convert to Pounds Per Square Foot
1 bar is equal to 2,088.55 pounds per square foot
Convert to Torr
1 bar is equal to 750.061683 torr

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.