# Inches to Kilometers Converter

Enter the length in inches below to get the value converted to kilometers.

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## Result in Kilometers:

1 in = 2.54E-5 km
Hint: use a scientific notation calculator to convert E notation to decimal

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## How to Convert Inches to Kilometers

To convert a measurement in inches to a measurement in kilometers, multiply the length by the following conversion ratio: 2.54E-5 kilometers/inch.

Since one inch is equal to 2.54E-5 kilometers, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilometers = inches × 2.54E-5

The length in kilometers is equal to the length in inches multiplied by 2.54E-5.

For example, here's how to convert 50,000 inches to kilometers using the formula above.
kilometers = (50,000" × 2.54E-5) = 1.27 km

Our inch fraction calculator can add inches and kilometers together, and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial, and SI metric values.

## What Is an Inch?

An inch is a unit of length equal to 1/12 of a foot or 1/36 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.[1]

The inch is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Inches can be abbreviated as in; for example, 1 inch can be written as 1 in.

Inches can also be denoted using the symbol, otherwise known as a double-prime. Often a double-quote (") is used instead of a double-prime for convenience. A double-prime is commonly used to express 1 in as 1″.

The standard ruler is 12 inches long and is a common tool for measuring a length in inches. Another frequently used tool to perform measurements in inches is a tape measure, which commonly comes in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of devices used to make measurements in inches include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

## What Is a Kilometer?

One kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, which are defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.[2] One kilometer is equal to 0.621371 miles.

The kilometer, or kilometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilometers can be abbreviated as km; for example, 1 kilometer can be written as 1 km.

## Inch to Kilometer Conversion Table

Table showing various inch measurements converted to kilometers.
Inches Kilometers
1" 0.0000254 km
2" 0.0000508 km
3" 0.0000762 km
4" 0.000102 km
5" 0.000127 km
6" 0.000152 km
7" 0.000178 km
8" 0.000203 km
9" 0.000229 km
10" 0.000254 km
100" 0.00254 km
1,000" 0.0254 km
10,000" 0.254 km
100,000" 2.54 km

## References

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods, Handbook 133 - 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.133-2019.pdf
2. Ambler Thompson and Barry N. Taylor, Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI), National Institute of Standards and Technology, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/pdf/sp811.pdf