Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Kilometers to Meters

Convert from kilometers to meters with this simple formula:
meters = kilometers × 1000
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1 Kilometer = 1,000 Meters

Learn How to Convert Kilometers to Meters Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a kilometer length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A kilometer is equal to 1000 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 1000.

For example, 5km = (5 × 1000) = 5,000m.

Kilometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A kilometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as km, for example 1km. A meter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1m. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

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 combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

kilometers and meters are units used to measure length
Convert Meters to Kilometers

More Length Conversions

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1km is equal to 0.621371 miles
Convert to Yards Length
1km is equal to 1,094 yards
Convert to Feet Length
1km is equal to 3,281 feet
Convert to Inches Length
1km is equal to 39,370 inches
Convert to Centimeters Length
1km is equal to 100,000 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters Length
1km is equal to 1,000,000 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1km is equal to 1,000,000,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1km is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 nanometers

Kilometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common kilometer values converted to the equivalent meter value
Kilometers Meters Kilometers Meters Kilometers Meters
1 1,000 21 21,000 41 41,000
2 2,000 22 22,000 42 42,000
3 3,000 23 23,000 43 43,000
4 4,000 24 24,000 44 44,000
5 5,000 25 25,000 45 45,000
6 6,000 26 26,000 46 46,000
7 7,000 27 27,000 47 47,000
8 8,000 28 28,000 48 48,000
9 9,000 29 29,000 49 49,000
10 10,000 30 30,000 50 50,000
11 11,000 31 31,000 51 51,000
12 12,000 32 32,000 52 52,000
13 13,000 33 33,000 53 53,000
14 14,000 34 34,000 54 54,000
15 15,000 35 35,000 55 55,000
16 16,000 36 36,000 56 56,000
17 17,000 37 37,000 57 57,000
18 18,000 38 38,000 58 58,000
19 19,000 39 39,000 59 59,000
20 20,000 40 40,000 60 60,000