Convert Meters to Kilometers

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1 m = 0.001 km

How to Convert Meters to Kilometers

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

To convert a meter measurement to a kilometer measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One meter is equal to 0.001 kilometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilometers = meters × 0.001

The length in kilometers is equal to the meters multiplied by 0.001.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters to kilometers using the formula above.
5 m = (5 × 0.001) = 0.005 km

Meters and kilometers are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Meters

The meter is defined as the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 of a second in a vacuum, according to the most recent 1983 definition. One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

Kilometers

One kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, which are defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The kilometer, or kilometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilometers can be abbreviated as km, for example 1 kilometer can be written as 1 km.

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

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

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