# Convert 59 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 59 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
59 kilometers per hour = 31.857 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 59 km/h = 31.857451 kn. The precise fraction answer is 31 397/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 59 km/h = 31.9 kn
• 59 km/h = 31.86 kn
• 59 km/h = 31.857 kn
• 59 km/h = 31.8575 kn
• 59 km/h = 31.85745 kn
• 59 km/h = 31.857451 kn
• 59 km/h = 31.8574514 kn
• 59 km/h = 31.85745140 kn
• 59 km/h = 31.857451404 kn
• 59 km/h = 31.8574514039 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 59 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 59 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
59 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 31.857 kn

## How fast are 59 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 59 kilometers per hour / 31.857 knots

• 3.06 times the comfortable bicycling speed (12 mph)
• 99% of the typical speed of a racehorse (37 mph)
• 52% 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.

## 59 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 59 km/h = 59 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 59 km/h = 36.661 mph
• 59 km/h = 31.857 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 59 km/h to kn

km/h kn
59.01 km/h 31.863 kn
59.02 km/h 31.868 kn
59.03 km/h 31.874 kn
59.04 km/h 31.879 kn
59.05 km/h 31.884 kn
59.06 km/h 31.89 kn
59.07 km/h 31.895 kn
59.08 km/h 31.901 kn
59.09 km/h 31.906 kn
59.1 km/h 31.911 kn
59.11 km/h 31.917 kn
59.12 km/h 31.922 kn
59.13 km/h 31.928 kn
59.14 km/h 31.933 kn
59.15 km/h 31.938 kn
59.16 km/h 31.944 kn
59.17 km/h 31.949 kn
59.18 km/h 31.955 kn
59.19 km/h 31.96 kn
59.2 km/h 31.965 kn
59.21 km/h 31.971 kn
59.22 km/h 31.976 kn
59.23 km/h 31.982 kn
59.24 km/h 31.987 kn
59.25 km/h 31.992 kn
59.26 km/h 31.998 kn
59.27 km/h 32.003 kn
59.28 km/h 32.009 kn
59.29 km/h 32.014 kn
59.3 km/h 32.019 kn
59.31 km/h 32.025 kn
59.32 km/h 32.03 kn
59.33 km/h 32.036 kn
59.34 km/h 32.041 kn
59.35 km/h 32.046 kn
59.36 km/h 32.052 kn
59.37 km/h 32.057 kn
59.38 km/h 32.063 kn
59.39 km/h 32.068 kn
59.4 km/h 32.073 kn
59.41 km/h 32.079 kn
59.42 km/h 32.084 kn
59.43 km/h 32.09 kn
59.44 km/h 32.095 kn
59.45 km/h 32.1 kn
59.46 km/h 32.106 kn
59.47 km/h 32.111 kn
59.48 km/h 32.117 kn
59.49 km/h 32.122 kn
59.5 km/h 32.127 kn
km/h kn
59.51 km/h 32.133 kn
59.52 km/h 32.138 kn
59.53 km/h 32.144 kn
59.54 km/h 32.149 kn
59.55 km/h 32.154 kn
59.56 km/h 32.16 kn
59.57 km/h 32.165 kn
59.58 km/h 32.171 kn
59.59 km/h 32.176 kn
59.6 km/h 32.181 kn
59.61 km/h 32.187 kn
59.62 km/h 32.192 kn
59.63 km/h 32.198 kn
59.64 km/h 32.203 kn
59.65 km/h 32.208 kn
59.66 km/h 32.214 kn
59.67 km/h 32.219 kn
59.68 km/h 32.225 kn
59.69 km/h 32.23 kn
59.7 km/h 32.235 kn
59.71 km/h 32.241 kn
59.72 km/h 32.246 kn
59.73 km/h 32.252 kn
59.74 km/h 32.257 kn
59.75 km/h 32.262 kn
59.76 km/h 32.268 kn
59.77 km/h 32.273 kn
59.78 km/h 32.279 kn
59.79 km/h 32.284 kn
59.8 km/h 32.289 kn
59.81 km/h 32.295 kn
59.82 km/h 32.3 kn
59.83 km/h 32.306 kn
59.84 km/h 32.311 kn
59.85 km/h 32.316 kn
59.86 km/h 32.322 kn
59.87 km/h 32.327 kn
59.88 km/h 32.333 kn
59.89 km/h 32.338 kn
59.9 km/h 32.343 kn
59.91 km/h 32.349 kn
59.92 km/h 32.354 kn
59.93 km/h 32.36 kn
59.94 km/h 32.365 kn
59.95 km/h 32.37 kn
59.96 km/h 32.376 kn
59.97 km/h 32.381 kn
59.98 km/h 32.387 kn
59.99 km/h 32.392 kn