# When to use kilometres?

Last Update: May 30, 2022

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Kilometers are used **to measure long distances**. If you are looking to figure out the length of a road, the distance between two locations, etc, you would use kilometers.

## What is kilometer used to measure?

Kilometre (km), also spelled kilometer, **unit of length equal to 1,000 metres** and the equivalent of 0.6214 mile (see metric system).

## What are km used for?

Kilometers are used to **measure long distances**. In this lesson, you will learn all about how many meters and centimeters are in a kilometer. You will also see how they are used to measure distances!

## Do you use kilometers or miles?

**A mile** and a kilometer are both units of length or distance. Kilometers are used in the metric system and each one is about 6/10 of a mile, which is used in the US standard system of measurement. A mile is a unit of length or distance measurement that is equal to 5,280 feet.

## What is an example of a kilometer?

A unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile). The definition of a kilometer is a unit of measurement equal to 1,000 meters or . ... An example of a kilometer is **how far a person will run if she wants to run for just over 1/2 of a mile.**

## Understanding mm, cm, m, and km

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### What things are 1 km long?

**a little over half a mile**.

**a quarter of the average depth of the ocean**.

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**Lots of Examples**

- about as long as a staple.
- the width of a highlighter.
- the diameter of a belly button.
- the width of 5 CD's stacked on top of each other.
- the thickness of a notepad.
- the radius (half the diameter) of a US penny.

### How far is 1km on a map?

Each 1 km is equivalent to **4 cm** on the map, so the distance on the map will be 4cm × 7 = 28 cm.

### What is difference between mile and km?

Mile is longer than kilometers and **one mile converts back to 1609.344 meters** whereas one kilometer converts back to 1000 meters. Miles is a more traditional unit of measurement whereas a kilometer is a contemporary unit of measurement.

### Why miles are better than kilometers?

Miles are better than kilometers, because **if you are going 100 miles per hour it's super fast**. Where as 100 kilometers an hour is only 62 mph, not even the speed limit!

### Who uses km?

Only three countries – **the U.S., Liberia and Myanmar** – still (mostly or officially) stick to the imperial system, which uses distances, weight, height or area measurements that can ultimately be traced back to body parts or everyday items.

### Which is longer 1 meter or 1 yard?

**A yard** and a meter are roughly equivalent, although a meter is slightly larger. A meter is 1.09361 yards, or 1 yard and 0.28 in.

### What measurement should be used for distance in km?

Review that **a kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters**. Explain that we use kilometers to measure long distances, which is the measurement between two places or points. For example, the distance from one end of the country to the other can be measured in kilometers.

### Is 1 km longer than 1 mile?

1.609 kilometers equal 1 mile. The kilometer is a unit of measurement, as is the mille. However, **a mile is longer than a kilometer**. ... These are all units used to measure distance.

### What is the relation between Kilometre and Metre?

Meter is a SI unit of distance. It is abbreviated as m. The relation between kilometer and meters is given as, **1 kilometer (km) = 1,000 meters (m)**.

### How many meters makes a Kilometre?

How many meters in a kilometer? 1 kilometre is equal to **1,000 meters**, which is the conversion factor from kilometres to meters.

### How far is 1km to 1 mile?

**1 kilometre is equal to 0.62137119 miles**, which is the conversion factor from kilometers to miles. Go ahead and convert your own value of km to miles in the converter below. For other conversions in length, use the length conversion tool.

### How fast is km in miles per hour?

1 kilometer per hour (kph) = **0.621371192 miles per hour** (mph).

### What's the distance of 10 km?

Here's the 10K breakdown. The 'K' stands for kilometer, which is 0.62 miles or 1093.6 yards (http://www.metric-conversions.org). Therefore, a 10K is 10 kilometers (10,000 meters) or **6.2 miles**. It's double the distance of a 5K race.

### How long does it take to walk 1 km?

Kilometer: A kilometer is 0.62 miles, which is also 3281.5 feet, or 1000 meters. It takes **10 to 12 minutes** to walk at a moderate pace.

### Is 3 miles a long walk?

The average person can walk **3 miles in 45 minutes to an hour**. This works out to be around 20 minutes a mile. However, there are many factors that come into play as you try to work your way towards those three miles. First, the terrain you walk on will determine how long it takes for you to cover 3 miles.

### How do I calculate distance on Google Maps?

Touch and hold anywhere on the map. You'll see a red pin appear. At the bottom, tap the name of the place. **On the place's page, scroll down and choose Measure distance**.

### What does 1 50000 mean on a map?

A map would also usually give its scale numerically ("1:50,000", for instance, means that **one cm on the map represents 50,000cm of real space**, which is 500 meters)

### What does 1 10000 mean on a map?

A map scale might be given in a drawing (a graphic scale), but it usually is given as a fraction or a ratio-1/10,000 or 1:10,000. These **"representative fraction" scales** mean that one unit of measurement on the map 1 inch or 1 centimeter represents 10,000 of the same units on the ground. ... Such maps would be much handier.