Kilograms Per Square Meter to Hectopascals Conversion

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

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1 kgf/m² = 0.098067 hPa

How to Convert Kilograms Per Square Meter to Hectopascals

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

Since one kilogram per square meter is equal to 0.098067 hectopascals, you can use this simple formula to convert:

hectopascals = kilograms per square meter × 0.098067

The pressure in hectopascals is equal to the kilograms per square meter multiplied by 0.098067.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms per square meter to hectopascals using the formula above.
5 kgf/m² = (5 × 0.098067) = 0.490333 hPa

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

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 kgf / m2

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


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.

Kilogram Per Square Meter to Hectopascal Conversion Table

Kilogram per square meter measurements converted to hectopascals
Kilograms Per Square Meter Hectopascals
1 kgf/m² 0.098067 hPa
2 kgf/m² 0.196133 hPa
3 kgf/m² 0.2942 hPa
4 kgf/m² 0.392266 hPa
5 kgf/m² 0.490333 hPa
6 kgf/m² 0.588399 hPa
7 kgf/m² 0.686466 hPa
8 kgf/m² 0.784532 hPa
9 kgf/m² 0.882599 hPa
10 kgf/m² 0.980665 hPa
11 kgf/m² 1.0787 hPa
12 kgf/m² 1.1768 hPa
13 kgf/m² 1.2749 hPa
14 kgf/m² 1.3729 hPa
15 kgf/m² 1.471 hPa
16 kgf/m² 1.5691 hPa
17 kgf/m² 1.6671 hPa
18 kgf/m² 1.7652 hPa
19 kgf/m² 1.8633 hPa
20 kgf/m² 1.9613 hPa
21 kgf/m² 2.0594 hPa
22 kgf/m² 2.1575 hPa
23 kgf/m² 2.2555 hPa
24 kgf/m² 2.3536 hPa
25 kgf/m² 2.4517 hPa
26 kgf/m² 2.5497 hPa
27 kgf/m² 2.6478 hPa
28 kgf/m² 2.7459 hPa
29 kgf/m² 2.8439 hPa
30 kgf/m² 2.942 hPa
31 kgf/m² 3.0401 hPa
32 kgf/m² 3.1381 hPa
33 kgf/m² 3.2362 hPa
34 kgf/m² 3.3343 hPa
35 kgf/m² 3.4323 hPa
36 kgf/m² 3.5304 hPa
37 kgf/m² 3.6285 hPa
38 kgf/m² 3.7265 hPa
39 kgf/m² 3.8246 hPa
40 kgf/m² 3.9227 hPa


  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units,

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