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# One kilometer equals how many meters?

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One kilometer equals 1,000 meters. In the International System of Units, physical quantities are represented by specific SI units. A prefix is added to represent larger and smaller multiples of each unit. The prefix "kilo" means 1,000.

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The metric system, also called the International System of Units, is the world standard for measurement. It is used by scientists, and adopted by most nations as the standard. The meter, the standard unit of length, equals 39.37 inches. Other common prefixes used with the meter include "deci," or one-tenth, "centi," or one-hundredth, "milli," or one-thousandth, "micro," or one-millionth and "nano," or one-billionth. These prefixes are also attached to gram and liter to measure mass and volume, respectively.

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One thousand meters make up one kilometer. The prefix "kilo" denotes multiplication by 1,000, and the meter is the International Systems of Units basic measure for length. Combining the two yields one thousand total meters.

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A mile is equal to 1.609 kilometers, and is therefore longer than a kilometer. To convert miles to kilometers, simply multiply the number of miles by 1.609. To convert kilometers to miles, multiply the number of kilometers by 0.6214 or divide by 1.609.

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One kilometer is equal to 0.6214 mile, while 1 mile equals 1.6093 kilometers. One kilometer is also equal to 1093.61 yards, which converts to 3280.84 feet.