# Convert 53 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 53 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
53 kilometers per hour = 28.618 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 53 km/h = 28.617711 kn. The precise fraction answer is 28 286/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 53 km/h = 28.6 kn
• 53 km/h = 28.62 kn
• 53 km/h = 28.618 kn
• 53 km/h = 28.6177 kn
• 53 km/h = 28.61771 kn
• 53 km/h = 28.617711 kn
• 53 km/h = 28.6177106 kn
• 53 km/h = 28.61771058 kn
• 53 km/h = 28.617710583 kn
• 53 km/h = 28.6177105832 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 53 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 53 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
53 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 28.618 kn

## How fast are 53 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 53 kilometers per hour / 28.618 knots

• 2.74 times the comfortable bicycling speed (12 mph)
• 89% of the typical speed of a racehorse (37 mph)
• 47% 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.

## 53 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 53 km/h = 53 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 53 km/h = 32.933 mph
• 53 km/h = 28.618 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 53 km/h to kn

km/h kn
53.01 km/h 28.623 kn
53.02 km/h 28.629 kn
53.03 km/h 28.634 kn
53.04 km/h 28.639 kn
53.05 km/h 28.645 kn
53.06 km/h 28.65 kn
53.07 km/h 28.656 kn
53.08 km/h 28.661 kn
53.09 km/h 28.666 kn
53.1 km/h 28.672 kn
53.11 km/h 28.677 kn
53.12 km/h 28.683 kn
53.13 km/h 28.688 kn
53.14 km/h 28.693 kn
53.15 km/h 28.699 kn
53.16 km/h 28.704 kn
53.17 km/h 28.71 kn
53.18 km/h 28.715 kn
53.19 km/h 28.72 kn
53.2 km/h 28.726 kn
53.21 km/h 28.731 kn
53.22 km/h 28.737 kn
53.23 km/h 28.742 kn
53.24 km/h 28.747 kn
53.25 km/h 28.753 kn
53.26 km/h 28.758 kn
53.27 km/h 28.763 kn
53.28 km/h 28.769 kn
53.29 km/h 28.774 kn
53.3 km/h 28.78 kn
53.31 km/h 28.785 kn
53.32 km/h 28.79 kn
53.33 km/h 28.796 kn
53.34 km/h 28.801 kn
53.35 km/h 28.807 kn
53.36 km/h 28.812 kn
53.37 km/h 28.817 kn
53.38 km/h 28.823 kn
53.39 km/h 28.828 kn
53.4 km/h 28.834 kn
53.41 km/h 28.839 kn
53.42 km/h 28.844 kn
53.43 km/h 28.85 kn
53.44 km/h 28.855 kn
53.45 km/h 28.861 kn
53.46 km/h 28.866 kn
53.47 km/h 28.871 kn
53.48 km/h 28.877 kn
53.49 km/h 28.882 kn
53.5 km/h 28.888 kn
km/h kn
53.51 km/h 28.893 kn
53.52 km/h 28.898 kn
53.53 km/h 28.904 kn
53.54 km/h 28.909 kn
53.55 km/h 28.915 kn
53.56 km/h 28.92 kn
53.57 km/h 28.925 kn
53.58 km/h 28.931 kn
53.59 km/h 28.936 kn
53.6 km/h 28.942 kn
53.61 km/h 28.947 kn
53.62 km/h 28.952 kn
53.63 km/h 28.958 kn
53.64 km/h 28.963 kn
53.65 km/h 28.969 kn
53.66 km/h 28.974 kn
53.67 km/h 28.979 kn
53.68 km/h 28.985 kn
53.69 km/h 28.99 kn
53.7 km/h 28.996 kn
53.71 km/h 29.001 kn
53.72 km/h 29.006 kn
53.73 km/h 29.012 kn
53.74 km/h 29.017 kn
53.75 km/h 29.023 kn
53.76 km/h 29.028 kn
53.77 km/h 29.033 kn
53.78 km/h 29.039 kn
53.79 km/h 29.044 kn
53.8 km/h 29.05 kn
53.81 km/h 29.055 kn
53.82 km/h 29.06 kn
53.83 km/h 29.066 kn
53.84 km/h 29.071 kn
53.85 km/h 29.077 kn
53.86 km/h 29.082 kn
53.87 km/h 29.087 kn
53.88 km/h 29.093 kn
53.89 km/h 29.098 kn
53.9 km/h 29.104 kn
53.91 km/h 29.109 kn
53.92 km/h 29.114 kn
53.93 km/h 29.12 kn
53.94 km/h 29.125 kn
53.95 km/h 29.131 kn
53.96 km/h 29.136 kn
53.97 km/h 29.141 kn
53.98 km/h 29.147 kn
53.99 km/h 29.152 kn