Kilometers to meters (km to m) conversion table shows the most common values for the quick reference. Alternatively, you may use the converter to convert any other values.
1 Kilometer = 1000 Meters
There are 1000 meters in a kilometer because there are 10 hectometers in a kilometer, 10 dekameters in a hectometer and 10 meters in a dekameter, that makes 10 * 10 * 10 = 1000 meters in a kilometer.
Kilometer is a metric length unit and equals to 1000 meters. It is spelled as kilometre in Europe. It is a commonly used unit of length in most of the countries to measure the distance between two geographical locations. The abbreviation is "km".
Meter is a metric system base length unit and defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second.
It is spelled as metre in Europe and also commonly mistaken for the device "meter". The abbreviation is "m".