# Convert 5 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 5 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
5 kilometers per hour = 2.7 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 5 km/h = 2.699784 kn. The precise fraction answer is 2 324/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 5 km/h = 2.7 kn
• 5 km/h = 2.70 kn
• 5 km/h = 2.700 kn
• 5 km/h = 2.6998 kn
• 5 km/h = 2.69978 kn
• 5 km/h = 2.699784 kn
• 5 km/h = 2.6997840 kn
• 5 km/h = 2.69978402 kn
• 5 km/h = 2.699784017 kn
• 5 km/h = 2.6997840173 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 5 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 5 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
5 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 2.7 kn

## How fast are 5 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 5 kilometers per hour / 2.7 knots

• 1.04 times the typical walking speed (3 mph)
• 26% of the comfortable bicycling speed (12 mph)
• 8% 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.

## 5 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 5 km/h = 5 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 5 km/h = 3.107 mph
• 5 km/h = 2.7 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 5 km/h to kn

km/h kn
5.01 km/h 2.705 kn
5.02 km/h 2.711 kn
5.03 km/h 2.716 kn
5.04 km/h 2.721 kn
5.05 km/h 2.727 kn
5.06 km/h 2.732 kn
5.07 km/h 2.738 kn
5.08 km/h 2.743 kn
5.09 km/h 2.748 kn
5.1 km/h 2.754 kn
5.11 km/h 2.759 kn
5.12 km/h 2.765 kn
5.13 km/h 2.77 kn
5.14 km/h 2.775 kn
5.15 km/h 2.781 kn
5.16 km/h 2.786 kn
5.17 km/h 2.792 kn
5.18 km/h 2.797 kn
5.19 km/h 2.802 kn
5.2 km/h 2.808 kn
5.21 km/h 2.813 kn
5.22 km/h 2.819 kn
5.23 km/h 2.824 kn
5.24 km/h 2.829 kn
5.25 km/h 2.835 kn
5.26 km/h 2.84 kn
5.27 km/h 2.846 kn
5.28 km/h 2.851 kn
5.29 km/h 2.856 kn
5.3 km/h 2.862 kn
5.31 km/h 2.867 kn
5.32 km/h 2.873 kn
5.33 km/h 2.878 kn
5.34 km/h 2.883 kn
5.35 km/h 2.889 kn
5.36 km/h 2.894 kn
5.37 km/h 2.9 kn
5.38 km/h 2.905 kn
5.39 km/h 2.91 kn
5.4 km/h 2.916 kn
5.41 km/h 2.921 kn
5.42 km/h 2.927 kn
5.43 km/h 2.932 kn
5.44 km/h 2.937 kn
5.45 km/h 2.943 kn
5.46 km/h 2.948 kn
5.47 km/h 2.954 kn
5.48 km/h 2.959 kn
5.49 km/h 2.964 kn
5.5 km/h 2.97 kn
km/h kn
5.51 km/h 2.975 kn
5.52 km/h 2.981 kn
5.53 km/h 2.986 kn
5.54 km/h 2.991 kn
5.55 km/h 2.997 kn
5.56 km/h 3.002 kn
5.57 km/h 3.008 kn
5.58 km/h 3.013 kn
5.59 km/h 3.018 kn
5.6 km/h 3.024 kn
5.61 km/h 3.029 kn
5.62 km/h 3.035 kn
5.63 km/h 3.04 kn
5.64 km/h 3.045 kn
5.65 km/h 3.051 kn
5.66 km/h 3.056 kn
5.67 km/h 3.062 kn
5.68 km/h 3.067 kn
5.69 km/h 3.072 kn
5.7 km/h 3.078 kn
5.71 km/h 3.083 kn
5.72 km/h 3.089 kn
5.73 km/h 3.094 kn
5.74 km/h 3.099 kn
5.75 km/h 3.105 kn
5.76 km/h 3.11 kn
5.77 km/h 3.116 kn
5.78 km/h 3.121 kn
5.79 km/h 3.126 kn
5.8 km/h 3.132 kn
5.81 km/h 3.137 kn
5.82 km/h 3.143 kn
5.83 km/h 3.148 kn
5.84 km/h 3.153 kn
5.85 km/h 3.159 kn
5.86 km/h 3.164 kn
5.87 km/h 3.17 kn
5.88 km/h 3.175 kn
5.89 km/h 3.18 kn
5.9 km/h 3.186 kn
5.91 km/h 3.191 kn
5.92 km/h 3.197 kn
5.93 km/h 3.202 kn
5.94 km/h 3.207 kn
5.95 km/h 3.213 kn
5.96 km/h 3.218 kn
5.97 km/h 3.224 kn
5.98 km/h 3.229 kn
5.99 km/h 3.234 kn