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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  • Johaug upstages Bjoergen to win 30K race at Nordic worlds
    Therese Johaug upstaged Norwegian teammate Marit Bjoergen by winning the women's 30-kilometer cross-country race by almost a minute Saturday, ending the Nordic skiing world championships as the most successful woman with three golds. Johaug showed she's more than ready to take over from the 34-year-old Bjoergen as perhaps the sport's biggest female sta Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'
  • Northug wins 50K race for 4th gold of Nordic skiing worlds
    Petter Northug won his fourth gold medal of the Nordic skiing world championships Sunday, using his trademark sprinting ability to win a four-way race to the finish in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race. Northug entered the final straight a few meters behind Czech veteran Lukas Bauer and Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia but passed them with powerful double-p Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'
  • Quiros thrives in Dubai after 11,000 kilometer return trip
    By Bernie McGuire Dubai (Reuters) - Spain's Alvaro Quiros undertook an 11,000 kilometer (6,800 mile) round trip for a sinus surgery and then recorded his lowest round in 16 months, thanks to the fifth hole-in-one of his career on the final day of the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday. Quiros, who turned 32 on January 21, found the bottom of the cup at the par-thr Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'

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