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Facts and Curiosities

Since 1983, the Meter has officially been defined as the length of the path traveled by the light in a vacuum during a certain time interval. The idea of a unified system of measures was first implemented in France at the time of the French Revolution. In the year 1789 a request was made to the members of the Academy of Sciences of that nation to create a unified system of measures. This system had several advantages compared to the previous ones, since the measures ceased to depend on parts of the human body, as they were until then, thus ceasing to be so arbitrary. This system was later followed by most countries in the world. According to the International System of Measures, the meter is considered to be the main unit of length measurement.


The word Kilometer is a combination of the prefix "kilo" (meaning thousand) with the word meter. That is the reason why one kilometer equals exactly one thousand meters. In spite of this, it should be noted that the abbreviation for the word kilometer is "km". To finish, never place the plural in the kilometer symbol, that is, whether it is 1 km or 8 km, the abbreviation should always appear in the singular.

Math Formula

`km=m / 1000`

Conversion Examples

meter to km meter to km
10 m = 0,0100 km 70 m = 0,0700 km
15 m = 0,0150 km 80 m = 0,0800 km
20 m = 0,0200 km 90 m = 0,0900 km
25 m = 0,0250 km 100 m = 0,1000 km
30 m = 0,0300 km 500 m = 0,5000 km
35 m = 0,0350 km 1000 m = 1 km
40 m = 0,0400 km 2000 m = 2 km
45 m = 0,0450 km 3000 m = 3 km
50 m = 0,0500 km 4000 m = 4 km
60 m = 0,0600 km 5000 m = 5 km
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