Convert Micrometers to Kilometers
Learn How to Convert Micrometers to Kilometers Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a micrometer length measurement to a kilometer measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A micrometer is equal to 1.0E-9 kilometers, so to convert simply multiply by 1.0E-9.
For example, 5µm = (5 × 1.0E-9) = 5.0E-9km.
Micrometers and kilometers are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A micrometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1µm. 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.
A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.
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.
More Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles Length
- 1µm is equal to 6.2137E-10 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1µm is equal to 1.0936E-6 yards
- Convert to Feet Length
- 1µm is equal to 3.2808E-6 feet
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1µm is equal to 3.937E-5 inches
- Convert to Meters Length
- 1µm is equal to 1.0E-6 meters
- Convert to Centimeters Length
- 1µm is equal to 0.0001 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters Length
- 1µm is equal to 0.001 millimeters
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1µm is equal to 1,000 nanometers
Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Kilometer Conversions