Convert Square Kilometers to Square Meters

Enter the area in square kilometers below to get the value converted to square meters.

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1 sq km = 1,000,000 sq m

How to Convert Square Kilometers to Square Meters

conversion scale showing square kilometers and equivalent square meters area values

To convert a square kilometer measurement to a square meter measurement, multiply the area by the conversion ratio. One square kilometer is equal to 1,000,000 square meters, so use this simple formula to convert:

square meters = square kilometers × 1,000,000

The area in square meters is equal to the square kilometers multiplied by 1,000,000.

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

Square kilometers and square meters are both units used to measure area. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Square Kilometers

One square kilometer is equal to the area of a square with sides that are 1 kilometer in length.

The square kilometer, or square kilometre, is a multiple of the square meter, which is the SI derived unit for area. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. A square kilometer is sometimes also referred to as a square km. Square kilometers can be abbreviated as sq km, and are also sometimes abbreviated as km². For example, 1 square kilometer can be written as 1 sq km or 1 km².

Square Meters

One square meter is equal to the area of a square with sides that are 1 meter in length.

The square meter, or square metre, is the SI derived unit for area in the metric system. A square meter is sometimes also referred to as a square m. Square meters can be abbreviated as sq m, and are also sometimes abbreviated as . For example, 1 square meter can be written as 1 sq m or 1 m².

Try our square meters calculator to calculate the area of a space.

Square Kilometer Measurements and Equivalent Square Meter Conversions

Common square kilometer values converted to the equivalent square meter value
Square Kilometers Square Meters
1 sq km 1,000,000 sq m
2 sq km 2,000,000 sq m
3 sq km 3,000,000 sq m
4 sq km 4,000,000 sq m
5 sq km 5,000,000 sq m
6 sq km 6,000,000 sq m
7 sq km 7,000,000 sq m
8 sq km 8,000,000 sq m
9 sq km 9,000,000 sq m
10 sq km 10,000,000 sq m
11 sq km 11,000,000 sq m
12 sq km 12,000,000 sq m
13 sq km 13,000,000 sq m
14 sq km 14,000,000 sq m
15 sq km 15,000,000 sq m
16 sq km 16,000,000 sq m
17 sq km 17,000,000 sq m
18 sq km 18,000,000 sq m
19 sq km 19,000,000 sq m
20 sq km 20,000,000 sq m
21 sq km 21,000,000 sq m
22 sq km 22,000,000 sq m
23 sq km 23,000,000 sq m
24 sq km 24,000,000 sq m
25 sq km 25,000,000 sq m
26 sq km 26,000,000 sq m
27 sq km 27,000,000 sq m
28 sq km 28,000,000 sq m
29 sq km 29,000,000 sq m
30 sq km 30,000,000 sq m
31 sq km 31,000,000 sq m
32 sq km 32,000,000 sq m
33 sq km 33,000,000 sq m
34 sq km 34,000,000 sq m
35 sq km 35,000,000 sq m
36 sq km 36,000,000 sq m
37 sq km 37,000,000 sq m
38 sq km 38,000,000 sq m
39 sq km 39,000,000 sq m
40 sq km 40,000,000 sq m

More Square Kilometer Area Conversions

US Customary
Convert to Square Miles
1 sq km is equal to 0.386102 square miles
Convert to Acres
1 sq km is equal to 247.105381 acres
Convert to Square Yards
1 sq km is equal to 1,195,990 square yards
Convert to Square Feet
1 sq km is equal to 10,763,910.4 square feet
Convert to Square Inches
1 sq km is equal to 1,550,003,100 square inches
SI Units
Convert to Square Centimeters
1 sq km is equal to 10,000,000,000 square centimeters
Convert to Square Millimeters
1 sq km is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 square millimeters
Other Metric Units
Convert to Hectares
1 sq km is equal to 100 hectares
Convert to Ares
1 sq km is equal to 10,000 ares