# Convert 590 kilometers per hour to knots

How many knots are 590 kilometers per hour?

kilometers per hour (km/h)
590 kilometers per hour = 318.575 knots

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in knots rounded to six significant decimal places is 590 km/h = 318.574514 kn. The precise fraction answer is 318 266/463 kn.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 590 km/h = 318.6 kn
• 590 km/h = 318.57 kn
• 590 km/h = 318.575 kn
• 590 km/h = 318.5745 kn
• 590 km/h = 318.57451 kn
• 590 km/h = 318.574514 kn
• 590 km/h = 318.5745140 kn
• 590 km/h = 318.57451404 kn
• 590 km/h = 318.574514039 kn
• 590 km/h = 318.5745140389 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 590 kilometers per hour to knots, divide 590 kilometers per hour by 1.852.
590 km/h ÷ 1.852 = 318.575 kn

## How fast are 590 kilometers per hour?

Real world scale examples to visualize the velocity of 590 kilometers per hour / 318.575 knots

• 1.83 times the typical speed of modern high speed train (200 mph)
• 65% of the typical cruising speed of a passenger jet (560 mph)
• 51% of the speed of a typical .22 caliber bullet (720 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.

## 590 kilometers per hour to other speed units

### Metric

• 590 km/h = 590 km/h

### Imperial/U.S.

• 590 km/h = 366.609 mph
• 590 km/h = 318.575 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 590 km/h to kn

km/h kn
590.01 km/h 318.58 kn
590.02 km/h 318.585 kn
590.03 km/h 318.591 kn
590.04 km/h 318.596 kn
590.05 km/h 318.602 kn
590.06 km/h 318.607 kn
590.07 km/h 318.612 kn
590.08 km/h 318.618 kn
590.09 km/h 318.623 kn
590.1 km/h 318.629 kn
590.11 km/h 318.634 kn
590.12 km/h 318.639 kn
590.13 km/h 318.645 kn
590.14 km/h 318.65 kn
590.15 km/h 318.656 kn
590.16 km/h 318.661 kn
590.17 km/h 318.666 kn
590.18 km/h 318.672 kn
590.19 km/h 318.677 kn
590.2 km/h 318.683 kn
590.21 km/h 318.688 kn
590.22 km/h 318.693 kn
590.23 km/h 318.699 kn
590.24 km/h 318.704 kn
590.25 km/h 318.71 kn
590.26 km/h 318.715 kn
590.27 km/h 318.72 kn
590.28 km/h 318.726 kn
590.29 km/h 318.731 kn
590.3 km/h 318.737 kn
590.31 km/h 318.742 kn
590.32 km/h 318.747 kn
590.33 km/h 318.753 kn
590.34 km/h 318.758 kn
590.35 km/h 318.763 kn
590.36 km/h 318.769 kn
590.37 km/h 318.774 kn
590.38 km/h 318.78 kn
590.39 km/h 318.785 kn
590.4 km/h 318.79 kn
590.41 km/h 318.796 kn
590.42 km/h 318.801 kn
590.43 km/h 318.807 kn
590.44 km/h 318.812 kn
590.45 km/h 318.817 kn
590.46 km/h 318.823 kn
590.47 km/h 318.828 kn
590.48 km/h 318.834 kn
590.49 km/h 318.839 kn
590.5 km/h 318.844 kn
km/h kn
590.51 km/h 318.85 kn
590.52 km/h 318.855 kn
590.53 km/h 318.861 kn
590.54 km/h 318.866 kn
590.55 km/h 318.871 kn
590.56 km/h 318.877 kn
590.57 km/h 318.882 kn
590.58 km/h 318.888 kn
590.59 km/h 318.893 kn
590.6 km/h 318.898 kn
590.61 km/h 318.904 kn
590.62 km/h 318.909 kn
590.63 km/h 318.915 kn
590.64 km/h 318.92 kn
590.65 km/h 318.925 kn
590.66 km/h 318.931 kn
590.67 km/h 318.936 kn
590.68 km/h 318.942 kn
590.69 km/h 318.947 kn
590.7 km/h 318.952 kn
590.71 km/h 318.958 kn
590.72 km/h 318.963 kn
590.73 km/h 318.969 kn
590.74 km/h 318.974 kn
590.75 km/h 318.979 kn
590.76 km/h 318.985 kn
590.77 km/h 318.99 kn
590.78 km/h 318.996 kn
590.79 km/h 319.001 kn
590.8 km/h 319.006 kn
590.81 km/h 319.012 kn
590.82 km/h 319.017 kn
590.83 km/h 319.023 kn
590.84 km/h 319.028 kn
590.85 km/h 319.033 kn
590.86 km/h 319.039 kn
590.87 km/h 319.044 kn
590.88 km/h 319.05 kn
590.89 km/h 319.055 kn
590.9 km/h 319.06 kn
590.91 km/h 319.066 kn
590.92 km/h 319.071 kn
590.93 km/h 319.077 kn
590.94 km/h 319.082 kn
590.95 km/h 319.087 kn
590.96 km/h 319.093 kn
590.97 km/h 319.098 kn
590.98 km/h 319.104 kn
590.99 km/h 319.109 kn