Convert Kilometers to Meters

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1 km = 1,000 m

How to Convert Kilometers to Meters Using an Easy Conversion Formula

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 with this simple formula:

meters = kilometers × 1,000

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 1,000 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 1,000.

For example:
5 km = (5 × 1,000) = 5,000 m

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 1 km. A meter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 m. 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

Kilometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common kilometer values converted to the equivalent meter value
Kilometers Meters
1 km 1,000 m
2 km 2,000 m
3 km 3,000 m
4 km 4,000 m
5 km 5,000 m
6 km 6,000 m
7 km 7,000 m
8 km 8,000 m
9 km 9,000 m
10 km 10,000 m
11 km 11,000 m
12 km 12,000 m
13 km 13,000 m
14 km 14,000 m
15 km 15,000 m
16 km 16,000 m
17 km 17,000 m
18 km 18,000 m
19 km 19,000 m
20 km 20,000 m
21 km 21,000 m
22 km 22,000 m
23 km 23,000 m
24 km 24,000 m
25 km 25,000 m
26 km 26,000 m
27 km 27,000 m
28 km 28,000 m
29 km 29,000 m
30 km 30,000 m
31 km 31,000 m
32 km 32,000 m
33 km 33,000 m
34 km 34,000 m
35 km 35,000 m
36 km 36,000 m
37 km 37,000 m
38 km 38,000 m
39 km 39,000 m
40 km 40,000 m

More Length Conversions

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