Kilometers to Millimeters Conversion

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1 km = 1,000,000 mm

How to Convert Kilometers to Millimeters

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

To convert a kilometer measurement to a millimeter measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One kilometer is equal to 1,000,000 millimeters, so use this simple formula to convert:

millimeters = kilometers × 1,000,000

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilometers to millimeters using the formula above.
5 km = (5 × 1,000,000) = 5,000,000 mm

Our inch fraction calculator can add kilometers and millimeters together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.

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

Kilometers

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]

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 103. Kilometers can be abbreviated as km, for example 1 kilometer can be written as 1 km.

Millimeters

One millimeter is equal to one-thousandth (1/1,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The millimeter, or millimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for 10-3. Millimeters can be abbreviated as mm, for example 1 millimeter can be written as 1 mm.

Millimeters are often represented by the smallest ticks on most metric rulers. To get a reference point of the size, the thickness of a US dime is 1.35mm.[2]

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 to Millimeter Conversion Table

Kilometer measurements converted to millimeters
Kilometers Millimeters
0.000001 km 1 mm
0.000002 km 2 mm
0.000003 km 3 mm
0.000004 km 4 mm
0.000005 km 5 mm
0.000006 km 6 mm
0.000007 km 7 mm
0.000008 km 8 mm
0.000009 km 9 mm
0.0000001 km 0.1 mm
0.000001 km 1 mm
0.00001 km 10 mm
0.0001 km 100 mm
0.001 km 1,000 mm
0.01 km 10,000 mm
0.1 km 100,000 mm
1 km 1,000,000 mm

References

  1. 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
  2. United States Mint, Coin Specifications, https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs/coin-specifications