# Convert 3 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 3 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
3 kilometers per hour = 1.62 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 3 km/h = 1.619870 kn. The precise fraction answer is 1 287/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 3 km/h = 1.6 kn
• 3 km/h = 1.62 kn
• 3 km/h = 1.620 kn
• 3 km/h = 1.6199 kn
• 3 km/h = 1.61987 kn
• 3 km/h = 1.619870 kn
• 3 km/h = 1.6198704 kn
• 3 km/h = 1.61987041 kn
• 3 km/h = 1.619870410 kn
• 3 km/h = 1.6198704104 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 3 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 3 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
3 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 1.62 kn

## How fast are 3 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 3 kilometers per hour / 1.62 knots

• 10.36 times the top speed of a sloth (0.18 mph)
• 62% of the typical walking speed (3 mph)
• 16% 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.

## 3 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 3 km/h = 3 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 3 km/h = 1.864 mph
• 3 km/h = 1.62 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 3 km/h to kn

km/h kn
3.01 km/h 1.625 kn
3.02 km/h 1.631 kn
3.03 km/h 1.636 kn
3.04 km/h 1.641 kn
3.05 km/h 1.647 kn
3.06 km/h 1.652 kn
3.07 km/h 1.658 kn
3.08 km/h 1.663 kn
3.09 km/h 1.668 kn
3.1 km/h 1.674 kn
3.11 km/h 1.679 kn
3.12 km/h 1.685 kn
3.13 km/h 1.69 kn
3.14 km/h 1.695 kn
3.15 km/h 1.701 kn
3.16 km/h 1.706 kn
3.17 km/h 1.712 kn
3.18 km/h 1.717 kn
3.19 km/h 1.722 kn
3.2 km/h 1.728 kn
3.21 km/h 1.733 kn
3.22 km/h 1.739 kn
3.23 km/h 1.744 kn
3.24 km/h 1.749 kn
3.25 km/h 1.755 kn
3.26 km/h 1.76 kn
3.27 km/h 1.766 kn
3.28 km/h 1.771 kn
3.29 km/h 1.776 kn
3.3 km/h 1.782 kn
3.31 km/h 1.787 kn
3.32 km/h 1.793 kn
3.33 km/h 1.798 kn
3.34 km/h 1.803 kn
3.35 km/h 1.809 kn
3.36 km/h 1.814 kn
3.37 km/h 1.82 kn
3.38 km/h 1.825 kn
3.39 km/h 1.83 kn
3.4 km/h 1.836 kn
3.41 km/h 1.841 kn
3.42 km/h 1.847 kn
3.43 km/h 1.852 kn
3.44 km/h 1.857 kn
3.45 km/h 1.863 kn
3.46 km/h 1.868 kn
3.47 km/h 1.874 kn
3.48 km/h 1.879 kn
3.49 km/h 1.884 kn
3.5 km/h 1.89 kn
km/h kn
3.51 km/h 1.895 kn
3.52 km/h 1.901 kn
3.53 km/h 1.906 kn
3.54 km/h 1.911 kn
3.55 km/h 1.917 kn
3.56 km/h 1.922 kn
3.57 km/h 1.928 kn
3.58 km/h 1.933 kn
3.59 km/h 1.938 kn
3.6 km/h 1.944 kn
3.61 km/h 1.949 kn
3.62 km/h 1.955 kn
3.63 km/h 1.96 kn
3.64 km/h 1.965 kn
3.65 km/h 1.971 kn
3.66 km/h 1.976 kn
3.67 km/h 1.982 kn
3.68 km/h 1.987 kn
3.69 km/h 1.992 kn
3.7 km/h 1.998 kn
3.71 km/h 2.003 kn
3.72 km/h 2.009 kn
3.73 km/h 2.014 kn
3.74 km/h 2.019 kn
3.75 km/h 2.025 kn
3.76 km/h 2.03 kn
3.77 km/h 2.036 kn
3.78 km/h 2.041 kn
3.79 km/h 2.046 kn
3.8 km/h 2.052 kn
3.81 km/h 2.057 kn
3.82 km/h 2.063 kn
3.83 km/h 2.068 kn
3.84 km/h 2.073 kn
3.85 km/h 2.079 kn
3.86 km/h 2.084 kn
3.87 km/h 2.09 kn
3.88 km/h 2.095 kn
3.89 km/h 2.1 kn
3.9 km/h 2.106 kn
3.91 km/h 2.111 kn
3.92 km/h 2.117 kn
3.93 km/h 2.122 kn
3.94 km/h 2.127 kn
3.95 km/h 2.133 kn
3.96 km/h 2.138 kn
3.97 km/h 2.144 kn
3.98 km/h 2.149 kn
3.99 km/h 2.154 kn