# Kilometers to Meters Converter

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## How to Convert Kilometers to Meters

To convert a measurement in kilometers to a measurement in meters, multiply the length by the following conversion ratio: 1,000 meters/kilometer.

Since one kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The length in meters is equal to the length in kilometers multiplied by 1,000.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 kilometers to meters using the formula above.

### How Many Meters Are in a Kilometer?

There are **1,000** meters in a kilometer, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 km = 1,000 m

Kilometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What is a Kilometer?

One kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, which are defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a ^{1}/_{299,792,458} second time interval.^{[1]} 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 10^{3}. Kilometers can be abbreviated as *km*; for example, 1 kilometer can be written as 1 km.

Learn more about kilometers.

## What is a Meter?

According to the most recent 2019 definition, the meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval with a duration of ^{1}/_{299,792,458} of a second.^{[2]} One meter is equal to 100 centimeters, 3.28084 feet, or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as *m*; for example, 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

Learn more about meters.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or a combination of both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

## Kilometer to Meter Conversion Table

Kilometers | Meters |
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0.001 km | 1 m |

0.002 km | 2 m |

0.003 km | 3 m |

0.004 km | 4 m |

0.005 km | 5 m |

0.006 km | 6 m |

0.007 km | 7 m |

0.008 km | 8 m |

0.009 km | 9 m |

0.01 km | 10 m |

0.02 km | 20 m |

0.03 km | 30 m |

0.04 km | 40 m |

0.05 km | 50 m |

0.06 km | 60 m |

0.07 km | 70 m |

0.08 km | 80 m |

0.09 km | 90 m |

0.1 km | 100 m |

0.2 km | 200 m |

0.3 km | 300 m |

0.4 km | 400 m |

0.5 km | 500 m |

0.6 km | 600 m |

0.7 km | 700 m |

0.8 km | 800 m |

0.9 km | 900 m |

1 km | 1,000 m |

## References

- 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 - International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf

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