Convert Knots to Centimeters Per Second

Enter the speed in knots below to get the value converted to centimeters per second.

Results in Centimeters Per Second:
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1 kn = 51.444444 cm/s

How to Convert Knots to Centimeters Per Second

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a knot measurement to a centimeter per second measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One knot is equal to 51.444444 centimeters per second, so use this simple formula to convert:

centimeters per second = knots × 51.444444

The speed in centimeters per second is equal to the knots multiplied by 51.444444.

For example, here's how to convert 5 knots to centimeters per second using the formula above.
5 kn = (5 × 51.444444) = 257.222222 cm/s

Knots and centimeters per second are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour, or one minute of latitude per hour.

Knots can be abbreviated as kn, and are also sometimes abbreviated as kt. For example, 1 knot can be written as 1 kn or 1 kt.

Centimeters Per Second

Centimeters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled in centimeters in one second.

The centimeter per second, or centimetre per second, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Centimeters per second can be abbreviated as cm/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cm/sec. For example, 1 centimeter per second can be written as 1 cm/s or 1 cm/sec.

Centimeters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dcmtsec

The velocity in centimeters per second is equal to the distance in centimeters divided by time in seconds.

Knot Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Per Second Conversions

Common knot values converted to the equivalent centimeter per second value
Knots Centimeters Per Second
1 kn 51.44 cm/s
2 kn 102.89 cm/s
3 kn 154.33 cm/s
4 kn 205.78 cm/s
5 kn 257.22 cm/s
6 kn 308.67 cm/s
7 kn 360.11 cm/s
8 kn 411.56 cm/s
9 kn 463 cm/s
10 kn 514.44 cm/s
11 kn 565.89 cm/s
12 kn 617.33 cm/s
13 kn 668.78 cm/s
14 kn 720.22 cm/s
15 kn 771.67 cm/s
16 kn 823.11 cm/s
17 kn 874.56 cm/s
18 kn 926 cm/s
19 kn 977.44 cm/s
20 kn 1,029 cm/s
21 kn 1,080 cm/s
22 kn 1,132 cm/s
23 kn 1,183 cm/s
24 kn 1,235 cm/s
25 kn 1,286 cm/s
26 kn 1,338 cm/s
27 kn 1,389 cm/s
28 kn 1,440 cm/s
29 kn 1,492 cm/s
30 kn 1,543 cm/s
31 kn 1,595 cm/s
32 kn 1,646 cm/s
33 kn 1,698 cm/s
34 kn 1,749 cm/s
35 kn 1,801 cm/s
36 kn 1,852 cm/s
37 kn 1,903 cm/s
38 kn 1,955 cm/s
39 kn 2,006 cm/s
40 kn 2,058 cm/s

More Knot Speed Conversions

Convert to Mach
1 kn is equal to Mach 0.0015
Convert to Speed Of Sound
1 kn is equal to 0.0015 speed of sound
Convert to Speed Of Light
1 kn is equal to 1.716E-9 speed of light
Convert to Miles Per Hour
1 kn is equal to 1.150779 miles per hour
Convert to Feet Per Second
1 kn is equal to 1.68781 feet per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Second
1 kn is equal to 0.000514 kilometers per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Hour
1 kn is equal to 1.852 kilometers per hour
Convert to Meters Per Second
1 kn is equal to 0.514444 meters per second

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.