# Convert 1 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 1 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
1 kilometers per hour = 0.54 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 km/h = 0.539957 kn. The precise fraction answer is 250/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 km/h = 0.5 kn
• 1 km/h = 0.54 kn
• 1 km/h = 0.540 kn
• 1 km/h = 0.5400 kn
• 1 km/h = 0.53996 kn
• 1 km/h = 0.539957 kn
• 1 km/h = 0.5399568 kn
• 1 km/h = 0.53995680 kn
• 1 km/h = 0.539956803 kn
• 1 km/h = 0.5399568035 kn

## How many knots is a kilometer per hour?

A kilometer per hour is slower than a knot. 0.54 knots is the same velocity as one kilometer per hour. A kilometer per hour is 54.00% the velocity a knot. An object moving at a knot is 85.2% faster than an object traveling at one kilometer per hour.

## Kilometers per hour to knots conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between kilometers per hour and knots is 1.852. This represents the ratio of kilometers per hour per one knot. To calculate the value in knots, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from kilometers per hour to knots, divide kilometers per hour by 1.852.
The formula is expressed as:
km/h ÷ 1.852 = kn

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 1.852 is 1/1.852 or 0.54. To convert from kilometers per hour to knots, multiply kilometers per hour by 0.54.
The formula is expressed as:
km/h × 0.54 = kn

To convert 1 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 1 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
1 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 0.54 kn

## How fast is 1 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 1 kilometers per hour / 0.54 knots

• 3.45 times the top speed of a sloth (0.18 mph)
• 21% of the typical walking speed (3 mph)
• 5% of the comfortable bicycling speed (12 mph)

Converting kilometers per hour to knots is a conversion between units from separate unit systems - kilometers per hour are metric (SI) defined units while knots are US Customary / UK Imperial .

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, a kilometer per hour (km/h) is the distance traveled in one hour as measured in kilometers (1,000 meters). It is commonly used as measurement of velocity over geographic distances. Kilometers per hour are commonly used to measure vehicle speed and speed limits. The official SI symbol is km/h, however kph and km/hr are also used.

Customary/Imperial Unit

Knots are a measure of speed over long geographic distances most often associated with the maritime and aviation communities. A knot is a measurement of distance traveled in nautical miles in one hour. The origins of the knot derive from practice of mariners throwing a wooden chip log attached to a line off the stern of a ship. As the ship traveled forward, the line spooled out and the number of physical knots on the line where counted over a 30 second period to determine boat speed. The symbol for knots is either kn or kt.

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from knots to kilometers per hour instead.

## 1 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 1 km/h = 1 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 km/h = 0.621 mph
• 1 km/h = 0.54 kn

## References and Citations

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)
2. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) General Tables of Units of Measurement

## Decimal conversions for 1 km/h to kn

km/h kn
1.01 km/h 0.545 kn
1.02 km/h 0.551 kn
1.03 km/h 0.556 kn
1.04 km/h 0.562 kn
1.05 km/h 0.567 kn
1.06 km/h 0.572 kn
1.07 km/h 0.578 kn
1.08 km/h 0.583 kn
1.09 km/h 0.589 kn
1.1 km/h 0.594 kn
1.11 km/h 0.599 kn
1.12 km/h 0.605 kn
1.13 km/h 0.61 kn
1.14 km/h 0.616 kn
1.15 km/h 0.621 kn
1.16 km/h 0.626 kn
1.17 km/h 0.632 kn
1.18 km/h 0.637 kn
1.19 km/h 0.643 kn
1.2 km/h 0.648 kn
1.21 km/h 0.653 kn
1.22 km/h 0.659 kn
1.23 km/h 0.664 kn
1.24 km/h 0.67 kn
1.25 km/h 0.675 kn
1.26 km/h 0.68 kn
1.27 km/h 0.686 kn
1.28 km/h 0.691 kn
1.29 km/h 0.697 kn
1.3 km/h 0.702 kn
1.31 km/h 0.707 kn
1.32 km/h 0.713 kn
1.33 km/h 0.718 kn
1.34 km/h 0.724 kn
1.35 km/h 0.729 kn
1.36 km/h 0.734 kn
1.37 km/h 0.74 kn
1.38 km/h 0.745 kn
1.39 km/h 0.751 kn
1.4 km/h 0.756 kn
1.41 km/h 0.761 kn
1.42 km/h 0.767 kn
1.43 km/h 0.772 kn
1.44 km/h 0.778 kn
1.45 km/h 0.783 kn
1.46 km/h 0.788 kn
1.47 km/h 0.794 kn
1.48 km/h 0.799 kn
1.49 km/h 0.805 kn
1.5 km/h 0.81 kn
km/h kn
1.51 km/h 0.815 kn
1.52 km/h 0.821 kn
1.53 km/h 0.826 kn
1.54 km/h 0.832 kn
1.55 km/h 0.837 kn
1.56 km/h 0.842 kn
1.57 km/h 0.848 kn
1.58 km/h 0.853 kn
1.59 km/h 0.859 kn
1.6 km/h 0.864 kn
1.61 km/h 0.869 kn
1.62 km/h 0.875 kn
1.63 km/h 0.88 kn
1.64 km/h 0.886 kn
1.65 km/h 0.891 kn
1.66 km/h 0.896 kn
1.67 km/h 0.902 kn
1.68 km/h 0.907 kn
1.69 km/h 0.913 kn
1.7 km/h 0.918 kn
1.71 km/h 0.923 kn
1.72 km/h 0.929 kn
1.73 km/h 0.934 kn
1.74 km/h 0.94 kn
1.75 km/h 0.945 kn
1.76 km/h 0.95 kn
1.77 km/h 0.956 kn
1.78 km/h 0.961 kn
1.79 km/h 0.967 kn
1.8 km/h 0.972 kn
1.81 km/h 0.977 kn
1.82 km/h 0.983 kn
1.83 km/h 0.988 kn
1.84 km/h 0.994 kn
1.85 km/h 0.999 kn
1.86 km/h 1.004 kn
1.87 km/h 1.01 kn
1.88 km/h 1.015 kn
1.89 km/h 1.021 kn
1.9 km/h 1.026 kn
1.91 km/h 1.031 kn
1.92 km/h 1.037 kn
1.93 km/h 1.042 kn
1.94 km/h 1.048 kn
1.95 km/h 1.053 kn
1.96 km/h 1.058 kn
1.97 km/h 1.064 kn
1.98 km/h 1.069 kn
1.99 km/h 1.075 kn