Kilometer

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Kilometer Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)

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  • a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)

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Kilometer Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The kilometre is a common unit used for longer distances on Earth. The international unit for measuring distances is the metre and a kilometre is 1000 metres. It is used in some countries for measuring road and sea distances. In the UK and the USA, the mile is used more than kilometres for road distances and the nautical mile for sea distances.

It is often used to measure the speed of cars, planes and boats by saying how many kilometres it can travel in an hour. This is shown as km/h.

It is also spelled kilometer. This spelling is used in American English.

One kilometre is 0.6214 miles (3280.84 feet). This means that one mile is 1.6093 kilometres.



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  • Vets complete 7,100-kilometer walk across America
    Veteran Mike Viti, who walked through Longview on April 30 as part of his 7,100 kilometer walk to honor every American killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, arrived to his final destinatio… Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'
  • Toll hike petition filed
    Motorists should brace for a toll hike at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) starting next year. The Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) yesterday published anew the proposed 15 percent increase in toll at the 86.7-kilometer NLEX in compliance with an order issued by Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) executive director Edmundo Rey Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'
  • Shipulin wins biathlon mass-start race in Slovenia
    POKLJUKA, Slovenia (AP) -- Anton Shipulin of Russia sprinted away from three rivals to win a 15-kilometer mass-start race for his second biathlon World Cup victory in three days on Sunday, while Kaisa Makarainen of Finland won the women's event. Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'

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