# Convert 32 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 32 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
32 kilometers per hour = 17.279 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 32 km/h = 17.278618 kn. The precise fraction answer is 17 129/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 32 km/h = 17.3 kn
• 32 km/h = 17.28 kn
• 32 km/h = 17.279 kn
• 32 km/h = 17.2786 kn
• 32 km/h = 17.27862 kn
• 32 km/h = 17.278618 kn
• 32 km/h = 17.2786177 kn
• 32 km/h = 17.27861771 kn
• 32 km/h = 17.278617711 kn
• 32 km/h = 17.2786177106 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 32 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 32 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
32 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 17.279 kn

## How fast are 32 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 32 kilometers per hour / 17.279 knots

• 1.66 times the comfortable bicycling speed (12 mph)
• 54% of the typical speed of a racehorse (37 mph)
• 28% of the typical automobile speed on a highway (70 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.

## 32 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 32 km/h = 32 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 32 km/h = 19.884 mph
• 32 km/h = 17.279 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 32 km/h to kn

km/h kn
32.01 km/h 17.284 kn
32.02 km/h 17.289 kn
32.03 km/h 17.295 kn
32.04 km/h 17.3 kn
32.05 km/h 17.306 kn
32.06 km/h 17.311 kn
32.07 km/h 17.316 kn
32.08 km/h 17.322 kn
32.09 km/h 17.327 kn
32.1 km/h 17.333 kn
32.11 km/h 17.338 kn
32.12 km/h 17.343 kn
32.13 km/h 17.349 kn
32.14 km/h 17.354 kn
32.15 km/h 17.36 kn
32.16 km/h 17.365 kn
32.17 km/h 17.37 kn
32.18 km/h 17.376 kn
32.19 km/h 17.381 kn
32.2 km/h 17.387 kn
32.21 km/h 17.392 kn
32.22 km/h 17.397 kn
32.23 km/h 17.403 kn
32.24 km/h 17.408 kn
32.25 km/h 17.414 kn
32.26 km/h 17.419 kn
32.27 km/h 17.424 kn
32.28 km/h 17.43 kn
32.29 km/h 17.435 kn
32.3 km/h 17.441 kn
32.31 km/h 17.446 kn
32.32 km/h 17.451 kn
32.33 km/h 17.457 kn
32.34 km/h 17.462 kn
32.35 km/h 17.468 kn
32.36 km/h 17.473 kn
32.37 km/h 17.478 kn
32.38 km/h 17.484 kn
32.39 km/h 17.489 kn
32.4 km/h 17.495 kn
32.41 km/h 17.5 kn
32.42 km/h 17.505 kn
32.43 km/h 17.511 kn
32.44 km/h 17.516 kn
32.45 km/h 17.522 kn
32.46 km/h 17.527 kn
32.47 km/h 17.532 kn
32.48 km/h 17.538 kn
32.49 km/h 17.543 kn
32.5 km/h 17.549 kn
km/h kn
32.51 km/h 17.554 kn
32.52 km/h 17.559 kn
32.53 km/h 17.565 kn
32.54 km/h 17.57 kn
32.55 km/h 17.576 kn
32.56 km/h 17.581 kn
32.57 km/h 17.586 kn
32.58 km/h 17.592 kn
32.59 km/h 17.597 kn
32.6 km/h 17.603 kn
32.61 km/h 17.608 kn
32.62 km/h 17.613 kn
32.63 km/h 17.619 kn
32.64 km/h 17.624 kn
32.65 km/h 17.63 kn
32.66 km/h 17.635 kn
32.67 km/h 17.64 kn
32.68 km/h 17.646 kn
32.69 km/h 17.651 kn
32.7 km/h 17.657 kn
32.71 km/h 17.662 kn
32.72 km/h 17.667 kn
32.73 km/h 17.673 kn
32.74 km/h 17.678 kn
32.75 km/h 17.684 kn
32.76 km/h 17.689 kn
32.77 km/h 17.694 kn
32.78 km/h 17.7 kn
32.79 km/h 17.705 kn
32.8 km/h 17.711 kn
32.81 km/h 17.716 kn
32.82 km/h 17.721 kn
32.83 km/h 17.727 kn
32.84 km/h 17.732 kn
32.85 km/h 17.738 kn
32.86 km/h 17.743 kn
32.87 km/h 17.748 kn
32.88 km/h 17.754 kn
32.89 km/h 17.759 kn
32.9 km/h 17.765 kn
32.91 km/h 17.77 kn
32.92 km/h 17.775 kn
32.93 km/h 17.781 kn
32.94 km/h 17.786 kn
32.95 km/h 17.792 kn
32.96 km/h 17.797 kn
32.97 km/h 17.802 kn
32.98 km/h 17.808 kn
32.99 km/h 17.813 kn