Kilograms to pounds (kg to lbs) weight units conversion factor is 2.20462262 (for troy measurement, it is 2.67922888). To find out how many pounds in a kilogram, multiply by 2.20462262 or use the converter.
1 Kilogram = 2.20462262 Pounds
There are 2.20462262 pounds in a kilogram, because by definition kilogram is the base unit of mass in SI (International System of Units) and is defined as being equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram (kg). The mass of that prototype equals to 2.20462262 pounds (lbs).
For example, to calculate how many pounds there are in a kilogram and a half, multiply the kilogram value by the conversion factor, 1.5 kg * 2.20462262 (lbs in kg) = 3.3 lbs in a kilogram and a half.
Kilogram is the base unit of mass in metric system and defined as the mass of one liter of water. There are 2.20462262 pounds, 35.274 ounces or 1000 grams in a kilogram. The abbreviation is "kg".
Pound is the unit of mass in imperial, US customary and a few other measurement systems. Troy pounds are used to measure large amounts gold, jewellery etc. In 1959, US and a few Commonwealth countries officially redefined the international avoirdupois pound as exactly 0.45359237 kg. There are 16 ounces in a pound. The abbreviations are "lb", "lbs".