How many kilograms are in a ton?


Quick Answer

A long ton is equal to 1,016 kilograms, while a short ton is equal to 907.18 kilograms. A metric ton, on the other hand, is equal to 2,000 kilograms.

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The differences between the long and short ton developed because of the way a hundredweight is defined in the United States and the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, where the long ton is used, a hundredweight is defined as 50.8 kilograms. In the United States, where the short ton is used, a hundredweight is defined as 45.36 kilograms. In both places, a ton is defined as 20 hundredweight, but the differences in how a hundredweight is defined results in different measurements for a ton.

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