Convert Meters to Kilometers

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1 m = 0.001 km

How to Convert Meters to Kilometers Using an Easy Conversion Formula

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

Convert meters to kilometers with this simple formula:

kilometers = meters × 0.001

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:
5 m = (5 × 0.001) = 0.005 km

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 1 m. A kilometer is 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.

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

Meter Measurements and Equivalent Kilometer Conversions

Common meter values converted to the equivalent kilometer value
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

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1 m is equal to 0.000621 miles
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1 m is equal to 1.093613 yards
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1 m is equal to 3.28084 feet
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1 m is equal to 39.370079 inches
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1 m is equal to 100 centimeters
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1 m is equal to 1,000 millimeters
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1 m is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1 m is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers