Kilometer

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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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    D.M. Consunji Inc. (DMCI) has won the contract to construct the 3.9-kilometer extension of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 2 from Santolan, Pasig to Masinag, Antipolo. DMCI bagged the contract after making a P2.27-billion bid for the infrastructure project worth P2.4 billion. Aside from building the LRT 2’s elevated guideway, DMCI will also construct two new s Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'
  • Marcel Kittel wins prelude to Tour Down Under
    Germany's Marcel Kittel exploited outstanding teamwork Sunday to win the People's Choice Classic, the 51 kilometer prelude to the Tour Down Under. Kittel won comfortably for Germany's Team Giant-Alpecin, ahead of Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle of Spain and Wouter Wippert of the Netherlands. Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'

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