Kilonewtons to Newtons Converter

Enter the force in kilonewtons below to get the value converted to newtons.


Result in Newtons:

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1 kN = 1,000 N

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How to Convert Kilonewtons to Newtons

To convert a measurement in kilonewtons to a measurement in newtons, multiply the force by the following conversion ratio: 1,000 newtons/kilonewton.

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

newtons = kilonewtons × 1,000

The force in newtons is equal to the force in kilonewtons multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilonewtons to newtons using the formula above.
newtons = (5 kN × 1,000) = 5,000 N

How Many Newtons Are in a Kilonewton?

There are 1,000 newtons in a kilonewton, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 kN = 1,000 N

Kilonewtons and newtons are both units used to measure force. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Kilonewton?

One kilonewton is equal to 1,000 newtons, which are equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.

The kilonewton is a multiple of the newton, which is the SI derived unit for force. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilonewtons can be abbreviated as kN; for example, 1 kilonewton can be written as 1 kN.

Learn more about kilonewtons.

What Is a Newton?

The newton is a unit to for measuring force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.[1]

The newton is the SI derived unit for force in the metric system. Newtons can be abbreviated as N; for example, 1 newton can be written as 1 N.

Newtons can be expressed using the formula: 1 N = 1 kgm / s2

Learn more about newtons.

Kilonewton to Newton Conversion Table

Table showing various kilonewton measurements converted to newtons.
Kilonewtons Newtons
0.001 kN 1 N
0.002 kN 2 N
0.003 kN 3 N
0.004 kN 4 N
0.005 kN 5 N
0.006 kN 6 N
0.007 kN 7 N
0.008 kN 8 N
0.009 kN 9 N
0.01 kN 10 N
0.02 kN 20 N
0.03 kN 30 N
0.04 kN 40 N
0.05 kN 50 N
0.06 kN 60 N
0.07 kN 70 N
0.08 kN 80 N
0.09 kN 90 N
0.1 kN 100 N
0.2 kN 200 N
0.3 kN 300 N
0.4 kN 400 N
0.5 kN 500 N
0.6 kN 600 N
0.7 kN 700 N
0.8 kN 800 N
0.9 kN 900 N
1 kN 1,000 N


  1. Z. J. Jabbour and S. L. Yaniv, The Kilogram and Measurements of Mass and Force, Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology,

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