# Convert Kilometers to Meters

Enter the length in kilometers below to get the value converted to meters.

**Results in Meters:**

## How to Convert Kilometers to Meters

Convert kilometers to meters with this simple formula:

Converting a kilometer length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 1,000.

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

Kilometers and meters are both units used to measure length.
Learn more about length and
find more length measurement conversion calculators.
Kilometers are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as *km*, for example 1 km.
Meters are 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.

## Kilometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

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 Kilometer Length Conversions

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert to Miles
- 1 km is equal to 0.621371 miles
- Convert to Yards
- 1 km is equal to 1,093.61 yards
- Convert to Feet
- 1 km is equal to 3,280.84 feet
- Convert to Inches
- 1 km is equal to 39,370.1 inches

**SI Units**

- Convert to Centimeters
- 1 km is equal to 100,000 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters
- 1 km is equal to 1,000,000 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers
- 1 km is equal to 1,000,000,000 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers
- 1 km is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 nanometers