Square Meters to Square Kilometers Conversion

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

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1 sq m = 1.0E-6 sq km

How to Convert Square Meters to Square Kilometers

conversion scale showing square meters and equivalent square kilometers area values

To convert a square meter measurement to a square kilometer measurement, divide 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 kilometers = square meters ÷ 1,000,000

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

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 square meters to square kilometers using the formula above.
5,000 sq m = (5,000 ÷ 1,000,000) = 0.005 sq km

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

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 . 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 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 Meter to Square Kilometer Conversion Table

Square meter measurements converted to square kilometers
Square Meters Square Kilometers
1 sq m 0.000001 sq km
2 sq m 0.000002 sq km
3 sq m 0.000003 sq km
4 sq m 0.000004 sq km
5 sq m 0.000005 sq km
6 sq m 0.000006 sq km
7 sq m 0.000007 sq km
8 sq m 0.000008 sq km
9 sq m 0.000009 sq km
10 sq m 0.00001 sq km
100 sq m 0.0001 sq km
1,000 sq m 0.001 sq km
10,000 sq m 0.01 sq km
100,000 sq m 0.1 sq km
1,000,000 sq m 1 sq km

References

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