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

Convert Micrometers to Kilometers

Convert from micrometers to kilometers with this simple formula:
kilometers = micrometers × 1.0E-9
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1 Micrometer = 1.0E-9 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.

micrometers and kilometers are units used to measure length
Convert Kilometers to Micrometers

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

Common micrometer values converted to the equivalent kilometer value
Micrometers Kilometers Micrometers Kilometers Micrometers Kilometers
1 0.0000000010 21 0.000000021 41 0.000000041
2 0.0000000020 22 0.000000022 42 0.000000042
3 0.0000000030 23 0.000000023 43 0.000000043
4 0.0000000040 24 0.000000024 44 0.000000044
5 0.0000000050 25 0.000000025 45 0.000000045
6 0.0000000060 26 0.000000026 46 0.000000046
7 0.0000000070 27 0.000000027 47 0.000000047
8 0.0000000080 28 0.000000028 48 0.000000048
9 0.0000000090 29 0.000000029 49 0.000000049
10 0.000000010 30 0.000000030 50 0.000000050
11 0.000000011 31 0.000000031 51 0.000000051
12 0.000000012 32 0.000000032 52 0.000000052
13 0.000000013 33 0.000000033 53 0.000000053
14 0.000000014 34 0.000000034 54 0.000000054
15 0.000000015 35 0.000000035 55 0.000000055
16 0.000000016 36 0.000000036 56 0.000000056
17 0.000000017 37 0.000000037 57 0.000000057
18 0.000000018 38 0.000000038 58 0.000000058
19 0.000000019 39 0.000000039 59 0.000000059
20 0.000000020 40 0.000000040 60 0.000000060