# Kilograms to Long Tons Conversion

Enter the weight in kilograms below to get the value converted to long tons.

**Results in Long Tons:**

## How to Convert Kilograms to Long Tons

To convert a kilogram measurement to a long ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One kilogram is equal to 0.000984 long tons, so use this simple formula to convert:

The weight in long tons is equal to the kilograms multiplied by 0.000984.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5,000 kilograms to long tons using the formula above.

Kilograms and long tons are both units used to measure weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Kilograms

The definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. Previously, one kilogram was equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in SÃ¨vres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.^{[1]} It is roughly equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters of water.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight, and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 10^{3}. Kilograms can be abbreviated as *kg*, for example 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

## Long Tons

One long ton is equal to 2,240 pounds and is mostly used in the United Kingdom as a unit of mass/weight.^{[2]} Long tons are not the same as the short ton, which is used mostly in the United States, or the metric ton which is used throughout the world.

The long ton is an imperial unit of weight. A long ton is sometimes also referred to as an imperial ton or displacement ton. Long tons can be abbreviated as *lt*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *t*. For example, 1 long ton can be written as 1 lt or 1 t.

## Kilogram to Long Ton Conversion Table

Kilograms | Long Tons |
---|---|

1 kg | 0.000984 lt |

2 kg | 0.001968 lt |

3 kg | 0.002953 lt |

4 kg | 0.003937 lt |

5 kg | 0.004921 lt |

6 kg | 0.005905 lt |

7 kg | 0.006889 lt |

8 kg | 0.007874 lt |

9 kg | 0.008858 lt |

10 kg | 0.009842 lt |

20 kg | 0.019684 lt |

30 kg | 0.029526 lt |

40 kg | 0.039368 lt |

50 kg | 0.04921 lt |

60 kg | 0.059052 lt |

70 kg | 0.068894 lt |

80 kg | 0.078737 lt |

90 kg | 0.088579 lt |

100 kg | 0.098421 lt |

200 kg | 0.196841 lt |

300 kg | 0.295262 lt |

400 kg | 0.393683 lt |

500 kg | 0.492103 lt |

600 kg | 0.590524 lt |

700 kg | 0.688945 lt |

800 kg | 0.787365 lt |

900 kg | 0.885786 lt |

1,000 kg | 0.984207 lt |

2,000 kg | 1.9684 lt |

3,000 kg | 2.9526 lt |

4,000 kg | 3.9368 lt |

5,000 kg | 4.921 lt |

6,000 kg | 5.9052 lt |

7,000 kg | 6.8894 lt |

8,000 kg | 7.8737 lt |

9,000 kg | 8.8579 lt |

10,000 kg | 9.8421 lt |

## References

- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf
- State of California Division of Measurement Standards, Brief History of Weights and Measures, https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/dms/trainingmodules/Module_05.pdf