Use the symbol
km There are exactly 1000 m (meters)
in 1 km (1 kilometer)
which is pronounced
"KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur"
Distances are Measured in kilometers A trip across North America is approximately 7 600 kilometers long.
is the prefix meaning
1 000 times as much. So, one thousand meters (1 000 m) is the length of
1 kilometer and it is simply written 1 km
Longer distances like
lakes and rivers are measured in kilometers
Going to work or holiday distance
is measured in kilometers
A jog around the park can be measured in
1 kilometer is about
the length of
60 train cars
DRIVING TIP: If you
want a quick conversion to mph (miles per hour)
simply multiply by 0.6 in your head
so at 90 km/h you
are going approximately 54 miles per hour.
per hour (km/h) is equal to .6214 miles per hour