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How Many Meter in a Kilometer

## How Many Meter in a Kilometer

A kilometer, or about 3,600 meters, is the most widely used metric for distance. Why is this unit of distance so common?

## LENGTH

A kilometer (km) is a decimal multiple of the meter, the International System of Units (SI) unit of length, approximately equivalent to 39.37 inches. A kilometer is now used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world with notable exceptions being the United States and the UnitedA meter (m), is the base unit of length in the the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second.

A meter (m), is the base unit of length in the the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second. (Source: www.howmany.wiki www.howmany.wiki))A kilometer (km) is a decimal multiple of the meter, the International System of Units (SI) unit of length, approximately equivalent to 39.37 inches. A kilometer is now used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world with notable exceptions being the United States and the United Kingdom.

The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. It is the basic unit of length in the metric system and in the International System of Units (SI), used around the world for general and scientific purposes. The symbol for metre is m. Historically, the metre was defined by the French Academy of Sciences as 1/10,000,000 of the distance from the equator to the north pole through Paris. Now, it is defined by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures as the distance travelled by light in absolute vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. This is approximately the distance from floor to hip bone on the average barefoot man. See all conversions for meters here. (Source: www.convertworld.com)

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

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