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Convert Meters to Kilometers

Convert from meters to kilometers with this simple formula:
kilometers = meters × 0.001
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1 Meter = 0.001 Kilometers

Learn How to Convert Meters to Kilometers Using our Conversion Formula

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

For example, 5m = (5 × 0.001) = 0.005km.

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

meters and kilometers are units used to measure length
Convert Kilometers to Meters

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1m is equal to 3.28084 feet
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1m is equal to 39.370079 inches
Convert to Centimeters Length
1m is equal to 100 centimeters
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1m is equal to 1,000 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1m is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1m is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers

Meter Measurements and Equivalent Kilometer Conversions

Common meter values converted to the equivalent kilometer value
Meters Kilometers Meters Kilometers Meters Kilometers
1 0.001 21 0.021 41 0.041
2 0.002 22 0.022 42 0.042
3 0.003 23 0.023 43 0.043
4 0.004 24 0.024 44 0.044
5 0.005 25 0.025 45 0.045
6 0.006 26 0.026 46 0.046
7 0.007 27 0.027 47 0.047
8 0.008 28 0.028 48 0.048
9 0.009 29 0.029 49 0.049
10 0.01 30 0.03 50 0.05
11 0.011 31 0.031 51 0.051
12 0.012 32 0.032 52 0.052
13 0.013 33 0.033 53 0.053
14 0.014 34 0.034 54 0.054
15 0.015 35 0.035 55 0.055
16 0.016 36 0.036 56 0.056
17 0.017 37 0.037 57 0.057
18 0.018 38 0.038 58 0.058
19 0.019 39 0.039 59 0.059
20 0.02 40 0.04 60 0.06