# Convert 12 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 12 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
12 kilometers per hour = 6.479 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 12 km/h = 6.479482 kn. The precise fraction answer is 6 222/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 12 km/h = 6.5 kn
• 12 km/h = 6.48 kn
• 12 km/h = 6.479 kn
• 12 km/h = 6.4795 kn
• 12 km/h = 6.47948 kn
• 12 km/h = 6.479482 kn
• 12 km/h = 6.4794816 kn
• 12 km/h = 6.47948164 kn
• 12 km/h = 6.479481641 kn
• 12 km/h = 6.4794816415 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 12 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 12 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
12 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 6.479 kn

## How fast are 12 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 12 kilometers per hour / 6.479 knots

• 2.49 times the typical walking speed (3 mph)
• 62% of the comfortable bicycling speed (12 mph)
• 20% of the typical speed of a racehorse (37 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.

## 12 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 12 km/h = 12 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 12 km/h = 7.456 mph
• 12 km/h = 6.479 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 12 km/h to kn

km/h kn
12.01 km/h 6.485 kn
12.02 km/h 6.49 kn
12.03 km/h 6.496 kn
12.04 km/h 6.501 kn
12.05 km/h 6.506 kn
12.06 km/h 6.512 kn
12.07 km/h 6.517 kn
12.08 km/h 6.523 kn
12.09 km/h 6.528 kn
12.1 km/h 6.533 kn
12.11 km/h 6.539 kn
12.12 km/h 6.544 kn
12.13 km/h 6.55 kn
12.14 km/h 6.555 kn
12.15 km/h 6.56 kn
12.16 km/h 6.566 kn
12.17 km/h 6.571 kn
12.18 km/h 6.577 kn
12.19 km/h 6.582 kn
12.2 km/h 6.587 kn
12.21 km/h 6.593 kn
12.22 km/h 6.598 kn
12.23 km/h 6.604 kn
12.24 km/h 6.609 kn
12.25 km/h 6.614 kn
12.26 km/h 6.62 kn
12.27 km/h 6.625 kn
12.28 km/h 6.631 kn
12.29 km/h 6.636 kn
12.3 km/h 6.641 kn
12.31 km/h 6.647 kn
12.32 km/h 6.652 kn
12.33 km/h 6.658 kn
12.34 km/h 6.663 kn
12.35 km/h 6.668 kn
12.36 km/h 6.674 kn
12.37 km/h 6.679 kn
12.38 km/h 6.685 kn
12.39 km/h 6.69 kn
12.4 km/h 6.695 kn
12.41 km/h 6.701 kn
12.42 km/h 6.706 kn
12.43 km/h 6.712 kn
12.44 km/h 6.717 kn
12.45 km/h 6.722 kn
12.46 km/h 6.728 kn
12.47 km/h 6.733 kn
12.48 km/h 6.739 kn
12.49 km/h 6.744 kn
12.5 km/h 6.749 kn
km/h kn
12.51 km/h 6.755 kn
12.52 km/h 6.76 kn
12.53 km/h 6.766 kn
12.54 km/h 6.771 kn
12.55 km/h 6.776 kn
12.56 km/h 6.782 kn
12.57 km/h 6.787 kn
12.58 km/h 6.793 kn
12.59 km/h 6.798 kn
12.6 km/h 6.803 kn
12.61 km/h 6.809 kn
12.62 km/h 6.814 kn
12.63 km/h 6.82 kn
12.64 km/h 6.825 kn
12.65 km/h 6.83 kn
12.66 km/h 6.836 kn
12.67 km/h 6.841 kn
12.68 km/h 6.847 kn
12.69 km/h 6.852 kn
12.7 km/h 6.857 kn
12.71 km/h 6.863 kn
12.72 km/h 6.868 kn
12.73 km/h 6.874 kn
12.74 km/h 6.879 kn
12.75 km/h 6.884 kn
12.76 km/h 6.89 kn
12.77 km/h 6.895 kn
12.78 km/h 6.901 kn
12.79 km/h 6.906 kn
12.8 km/h 6.911 kn
12.81 km/h 6.917 kn
12.82 km/h 6.922 kn
12.83 km/h 6.928 kn
12.84 km/h 6.933 kn
12.85 km/h 6.938 kn
12.86 km/h 6.944 kn
12.87 km/h 6.949 kn
12.88 km/h 6.955 kn
12.89 km/h 6.96 kn
12.9 km/h 6.965 kn
12.91 km/h 6.971 kn
12.92 km/h 6.976 kn
12.93 km/h 6.982 kn
12.94 km/h 6.987 kn
12.95 km/h 6.992 kn
12.96 km/h 6.998 kn
12.97 km/h 7.003 kn
12.98 km/h 7.009 kn
12.99 km/h 7.014 kn