Meters to Kilometers Converter

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How to Convert Meters to Kilometers

To convert a measurement in meters to a measurement in kilometers, divide the length by the following conversion ratio: 1,000 meters/kilometer.

Since one kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilometers = meters ÷ 1,000

The length in kilometers is equal to the length in meters divided by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 meters to kilometers using the formula above.
kilometers = (5,000 m ÷ 1,000) = 5 km

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

What Is a Meter?

According to the most recent 2019 definition, the meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval with a duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second.[1] One meter is equal to 100 centimeters, 3.28084 feet, 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.

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What Is a Kilometer?

One kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, which are defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.[2] One kilometer is equal to 0.621371 miles.

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 thousands, or 103. Kilometers can be abbreviated as km; for example, 1 kilometer can be written as 1 km.

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Meter to Kilometer Conversion Table

Table showing various meter measurements converted to kilometers.
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
20 m 0.02 km
30 m 0.03 km
40 m 0.04 km
50 m 0.05 km
60 m 0.06 km
70 m 0.07 km
80 m 0.08 km
90 m 0.09 km
100 m 0.1 km
200 m 0.2 km
300 m 0.3 km
400 m 0.4 km
500 m 0.5 km
600 m 0.6 km
700 m 0.7 km
800 m 0.8 km
900 m 0.9 km
1,000 m 1 km

References

  1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf
  2. Ambler Thompson and Barry N. Taylor, Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI), National Institute of Standards and Technology, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/pdf/sp811.pdf

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