# Convert 117 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 117 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
117 kilometers per hour = 63.175 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 117 km/h = 63.174946 kn. The precise fraction answer is 63 81/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 117 km/h = 63.2 kn
• 117 km/h = 63.17 kn
• 117 km/h = 63.175 kn
• 117 km/h = 63.1749 kn
• 117 km/h = 63.17495 kn
• 117 km/h = 63.174946 kn
• 117 km/h = 63.1749460 kn
• 117 km/h = 63.17494600 kn
• 117 km/h = 63.174946004 kn
• 117 km/h = 63.1749460043 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 117 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 117 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
117 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 63.175 kn

## How fast are 117 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 117 kilometers per hour / 63.175 knots

• 1.04 times the typical automobile speed on a highway (70 mph)
• 36% of the typical speed of modern high speed train (200 mph)
• 13% of the typical cruising speed of a passenger jet (560 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.

## 117 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 117 km/h = 117 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 117 km/h = 72.7 mph
• 117 km/h = 63.175 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 117 km/h to kn

km/h kn
117.01 km/h 63.18 kn
117.02 km/h 63.186 kn
117.03 km/h 63.191 kn
117.04 km/h 63.197 kn
117.05 km/h 63.202 kn
117.06 km/h 63.207 kn
117.07 km/h 63.213 kn
117.08 km/h 63.218 kn
117.09 km/h 63.224 kn
117.1 km/h 63.229 kn
117.11 km/h 63.234 kn
117.12 km/h 63.24 kn
117.13 km/h 63.245 kn
117.14 km/h 63.251 kn
117.15 km/h 63.256 kn
117.16 km/h 63.261 kn
117.17 km/h 63.267 kn
117.18 km/h 63.272 kn
117.19 km/h 63.278 kn
117.2 km/h 63.283 kn
117.21 km/h 63.288 kn
117.22 km/h 63.294 kn
117.23 km/h 63.299 kn
117.24 km/h 63.305 kn
117.25 km/h 63.31 kn
117.26 km/h 63.315 kn
117.27 km/h 63.321 kn
117.28 km/h 63.326 kn
117.29 km/h 63.332 kn
117.3 km/h 63.337 kn
117.31 km/h 63.342 kn
117.32 km/h 63.348 kn
117.33 km/h 63.353 kn
117.34 km/h 63.359 kn
117.35 km/h 63.364 kn
117.36 km/h 63.369 kn
117.37 km/h 63.375 kn
117.38 km/h 63.38 kn
117.39 km/h 63.386 kn
117.4 km/h 63.391 kn
117.41 km/h 63.396 kn
117.42 km/h 63.402 kn
117.43 km/h 63.407 kn
117.44 km/h 63.413 kn
117.45 km/h 63.418 kn
117.46 km/h 63.423 kn
117.47 km/h 63.429 kn
117.48 km/h 63.434 kn
117.49 km/h 63.44 kn
117.5 km/h 63.445 kn
km/h kn
117.51 km/h 63.45 kn
117.52 km/h 63.456 kn
117.53 km/h 63.461 kn
117.54 km/h 63.467 kn
117.55 km/h 63.472 kn
117.56 km/h 63.477 kn
117.57 km/h 63.483 kn
117.58 km/h 63.488 kn
117.59 km/h 63.494 kn
117.6 km/h 63.499 kn
117.61 km/h 63.504 kn
117.62 km/h 63.51 kn
117.63 km/h 63.515 kn
117.64 km/h 63.521 kn
117.65 km/h 63.526 kn
117.66 km/h 63.531 kn
117.67 km/h 63.537 kn
117.68 km/h 63.542 kn
117.69 km/h 63.548 kn
117.7 km/h 63.553 kn
117.71 km/h 63.558 kn
117.72 km/h 63.564 kn
117.73 km/h 63.569 kn
117.74 km/h 63.575 kn
117.75 km/h 63.58 kn
117.76 km/h 63.585 kn
117.77 km/h 63.591 kn
117.78 km/h 63.596 kn
117.79 km/h 63.602 kn
117.8 km/h 63.607 kn
117.81 km/h 63.612 kn
117.82 km/h 63.618 kn
117.83 km/h 63.623 kn
117.84 km/h 63.629 kn
117.85 km/h 63.634 kn
117.86 km/h 63.639 kn
117.87 km/h 63.645 kn
117.88 km/h 63.65 kn
117.89 km/h 63.656 kn
117.9 km/h 63.661 kn
117.91 km/h 63.666 kn
117.92 km/h 63.672 kn
117.93 km/h 63.677 kn
117.94 km/h 63.683 kn
117.95 km/h 63.688 kn
117.96 km/h 63.693 kn
117.97 km/h 63.699 kn
117.98 km/h 63.704 kn
117.99 km/h 63.71 kn