# Convert Meters to Kilometers

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

**Results in Kilometers:**

## How to Convert Meters to Kilometers

Convert meters to kilometers with this simple formula:

Converting a meter length measurement to a kilometer measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One meter is equal to 0.001 kilometers, so to convert simply multiply by 0.001.

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

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

## Meter Measurements and Equivalent Kilometer Conversions

Meters | Kilometers |
---|---|

1 m | 0.001 km |

2 m | 0.002 km |

3 m | 0.003 km |

4 m | 0.004 km |

5 m | 0.005 km |

6 m | 0.006 km |

7 m | 0.007 km |

8 m | 0.008 km |

9 m | 0.009 km |

10 m | 0.01 km |

11 m | 0.011 km |

12 m | 0.012 km |

13 m | 0.013 km |

14 m | 0.014 km |

15 m | 0.015 km |

16 m | 0.016 km |

17 m | 0.017 km |

18 m | 0.018 km |

19 m | 0.019 km |

20 m | 0.02 km |

21 m | 0.021 km |

22 m | 0.022 km |

23 m | 0.023 km |

24 m | 0.024 km |

25 m | 0.025 km |

26 m | 0.026 km |

27 m | 0.027 km |

28 m | 0.028 km |

29 m | 0.029 km |

30 m | 0.03 km |

31 m | 0.031 km |

32 m | 0.032 km |

33 m | 0.033 km |

34 m | 0.034 km |

35 m | 0.035 km |

36 m | 0.036 km |

37 m | 0.037 km |

38 m | 0.038 km |

39 m | 0.039 km |

40 m | 0.04 km |

## More Meter Length Conversions

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert to Miles
- 1 m is equal to 0.000621 miles
- Convert to Yards
- 1 m is equal to 1.093613 yards
- Convert to Feet
- 1 m is equal to 3.28084 feet
- Convert to Inches
- 1 m is equal to 39.370079 inches

**SI Units**

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