# Convert kilometers to meters

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kilometers (km)
1 kilometers = 1,000 meters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in meters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 km = 1,000.000000 m. The precise fraction answer is 1,000 0/1 m.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 km = 1,000.0 m
• 1 km = 1,000.00 m
• 1 km = 1,000.000 m
• 1 km = 1,000.0000 m
• 1 km = 1,000.00000 m
• 1 km = 1,000.000000 m
• 1 km = 1,000.0000000 m
• 1 km = 1,000.00000000 m
• 1 km = 1,000.000000000 m
• 1 km = 1,000.0000000000 m

## How many meters are in a kilometer?

There are 1,000 meters in one kilometer. A kilometer is 1,000 times longer than a meter. A meter is 0.10% of a kilometer

## Kilometers to meters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between kilometers and meters is 1,000. This represents the ratio of meters per one kilometer. To calculate the value in meters, we can either multiply by the conversion factor or divide by its inverse.

### Multiplication

To convert from kilometers to meters, multiply kilometers by 1,000.
The formula is expressed as:
km × 1,000 = m

### Division

Alternatively we can divide by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 1,000 is 1/1,000 or 0.001. To convert from kilometers to meters, divide kilometers by 0.001.
The formula is expressed as:
km ÷ 0.001 = m

A conversion from kilometers to meters are units within in the metric (SI) or SI compatible systems.

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, the kilometer is officially defined as being equal to 1,000 meters. It is commonly used as measurement for geographic distances in similar circumstances where a mile would be used in the U.S. Internationally it is spelled 'kilometre' whereas the U.S. spells it 'kilometer'. The symbol for a kilometer is km however k is sometimes used.

SI Unit

The meter is the primary unit for measurement of length within the metric (SI) system of measure. It is officially defined as the distance which light travels in 1/299,792,458th of a second in a vacuum. Internationally the meter is usually spelled 'metre', however the prevalent spelling in the United States is 'meter'. Its symbol is the lower case letter m. The meter is the base unit for deriving all other SI units of length eg. kilometer (1,000 meters).

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from meters to kilometers instead.

## 1 kilometers to other length units

### Metric

• 1 km = 1 km
• 1 km = 1,000 m
• 1 km = 10,000 dm
• 1 km = 100,000 cm
• 1 km = 1,000,000 mm
• 1 km = 1×109 µ
• 1 km = 1×1012 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 km = 0.621 mi
• 1 km = 1,093.613 yd
• 1 km = 3,280.84 ft
• 1 km = 39,370.079 in

## References and Citations

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)

## Kilometers to meters conversion table

km m
1 km 1,000 m
2 km 2,000 m
3 km 3,000 m
4 km 4,000 m
5 km 5,000 m
6 km 6,000 m
7 km 7,000 m
8 km 8,000 m
9 km 9,000 m
10 km 10,000 m
km m
20 km 20,000 m
30 km 30,000 m
40 km 40,000 m
50 km 50,000 m
60 km 60,000 m
70 km 70,000 m
80 km 80,000 m
90 km 90,000 m
100 km 100,000 m
1,000 km 1,000,000 m