# Square Kilometers to Square Meters Conversion

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

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## How to Convert Square Kilometers to Square Meters

To convert a square kilometer measurement to a square meter measurement, multiply the area by the conversion ratio.

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

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.

### How Many Square Meters are in a Square Kilometer?

There are **1,000,000** square meters in a square kilometer, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 sq km = 1,000,000 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 10^{3}. 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.^{[1]}

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 *m²*. 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 to Square Meter Conversion Table

Square Kilometers | Square Meters |
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0.000001 sq km | 1 sq m |

0.000002 sq km | 2 sq m |

0.000003 sq km | 3 sq m |

0.000004 sq km | 4 sq m |

0.000005 sq km | 5 sq m |

0.000006 sq km | 6 sq m |

0.000007 sq km | 7 sq m |

0.000008 sq km | 8 sq m |

0.000009 sq km | 9 sq m |

0.0000001 sq km | 0.1 sq m |

0.000001 sq km | 1 sq m |

0.00001 sq km | 10 sq m |

0.0001 sq km | 100 sq m |

0.001 sq km | 1,000 sq m |

0.01 sq km | 10,000 sq m |

0.1 sq km | 100,000 sq m |

1 sq km | 1,000,000 sq m |

## References

- Collins Dictionary, Definition of 'square meter', https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/square-meter