# Milligrams to Kilograms Converter

Enter the weight in milligrams below to get the value converted to kilograms.

Results in Kilograms: 1 mg = 1.0E-6 kg
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## How to Convert Milligrams to Kilograms

To convert a measurement in milligrams to a measurement in kilograms, divide the weight by the following conversion ratio: 1,000,000 milligrams/kilogram.

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

kilograms = milligrams ÷ 1,000,000

The weight in kilograms is equal to the weight in milligrams divided by 1,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000 milligrams to kilograms using the formula above.
kilograms = (5,000,000 mg ÷ 1,000,000) = 5 kg

## What Is a Milligram?

The milligram is a unit of mass equal to 1/1,000 of a gram, or 0.0154 grains.

The milligram, or milligramme, is an SI unit of weight in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for thousandths, or 10-3. Milligrams can be abbreviated as mg; for example, 1 milligram can be written as 1 mg.

## What Is a Kilogram?

One kilogram is equal to 1,000 grams, 2.204623 pounds, or 1/1,000 of a metric ton.

The formal definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second. It is equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters, or milliliters, of water.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

## Milligram to Kilogram Conversion Table

Table showing various milligram measurements converted to kilograms.
Milligrams Kilograms
1 mg 0.000001 kg
2 mg 0.000002 kg
3 mg 0.000003 kg
4 mg 0.000004 kg
5 mg 0.000005 kg
6 mg 0.000006 kg
7 mg 0.000007 kg
8 mg 0.000008 kg
9 mg 0.000009 kg
10 mg 0.00001 kg
100 mg 0.0001 kg
1,000 mg 0.001 kg
10,000 mg 0.01 kg
100,000 mg 0.1 kg
1,000,000 mg 1 kg

## 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