Hectopascals to Kilograms Per Square Meter Conversion

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

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1 hPa = 10.197162 kgf/m²

How to Convert Hectopascals to Kilograms Per Square Meter

Calculators can be used to convert measurements from one unit to another

To convert a hectopascal measurement to a kilogram per square meter measurement, multiply the pressure by the conversion ratio.

Since one hectopascal is equal to 10.197162 kilograms per square meter, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms per square meter = hectopascals × 10.197162

The pressure in kilograms per square meter is equal to the hectopascals multiplied by 10.197162.

For example, here's how to convert 5 hectopascals to kilograms per square meter using the formula above.
5 hPa = (5 × 10.197162) = 50.985811 kgf/m²

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


The hectopascal is equal to 100 pascals, which are defined as the pressure of one newton per square meter. The hectopascal is the internationally adopted unit used to measure atmospheric pressure.

The hectopascal is a multiple of the pascal, which is the SI derived unit for pressure. In the metric system, "hecto" is the prefix for 102. Hectopascals can be abbreviated as hPa; for example, 1 hectopascal can be written as 1 hPa.

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.

In formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.[1]

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.

Hectopascal to Kilogram Per Square Meter Conversion Table

Hectopascal measurements converted to kilograms per square meter
Hectopascals Kilograms Per Square Meter
1 hPa 10.2 kgf/m²
2 hPa 20.39 kgf/m²
3 hPa 30.59 kgf/m²
4 hPa 40.79 kgf/m²
5 hPa 50.99 kgf/m²
6 hPa 61.18 kgf/m²
7 hPa 71.38 kgf/m²
8 hPa 81.58 kgf/m²
9 hPa 91.77 kgf/m²
10 hPa 101.97 kgf/m²
11 hPa 112.17 kgf/m²
12 hPa 122.37 kgf/m²
13 hPa 132.56 kgf/m²
14 hPa 142.76 kgf/m²
15 hPa 152.96 kgf/m²
16 hPa 163.15 kgf/m²
17 hPa 173.35 kgf/m²
18 hPa 183.55 kgf/m²
19 hPa 193.75 kgf/m²
20 hPa 203.94 kgf/m²
21 hPa 214.14 kgf/m²
22 hPa 224.34 kgf/m²
23 hPa 234.53 kgf/m²
24 hPa 244.73 kgf/m²
25 hPa 254.93 kgf/m²
26 hPa 265.13 kgf/m²
27 hPa 275.32 kgf/m²
28 hPa 285.52 kgf/m²
29 hPa 295.72 kgf/m²
30 hPa 305.91 kgf/m²
31 hPa 316.11 kgf/m²
32 hPa 326.31 kgf/m²
33 hPa 336.51 kgf/m²
34 hPa 346.7 kgf/m²
35 hPa 356.9 kgf/m²
36 hPa 367.1 kgf/m²
37 hPa 377.29 kgf/m²
38 hPa 387.49 kgf/m²
39 hPa 397.69 kgf/m²
40 hPa 407.89 kgf/m²


  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using