Unit Converter

Conversion formula

The conversion factor from kilometers to meters is 1000, which means that 1 kilometer is equal to 1000 meters:

1 km = 1000 m

To convert 0.5 kilometers into meters we have to multiply 0.5 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from kilometers to meters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 km → 1000 m

0.5 km → L(m)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the length L in meters:

L(m) = 0.5 km × 1000 m

L(m) = 500 m

The final result is:

0.5 km → 500 m

We conclude that 0.5 kilometers is equivalent to 500 meters:

0.5 kilometers = 500 meters

0.5 kilometers is equal to 500 meters

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 0.002 × 0.5 kilometers.

Another way is saying that 0.5 kilometers is equal to 1 ÷ 0.002 meters.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that zero point five kilometers is approximately five hundred meters:

0.5 km ≅ 500 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately zero point zero zero two times zero point five kilometers.

Conversion table

kilometers to meters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from kilometers to meters

kilometers (km) meters (m)
1.5 kilometers 1500 meters
2.5 kilometers 2500 meters
3.5 kilometers 3500 meters
4.5 kilometers 4500 meters
5.5 kilometers 5500 meters
6.5 kilometers 6500 meters
7.5 kilometers 7500 meters
8.5 kilometers 8500 meters
9.5 kilometers 9500 meters
10.5 kilometers 10500 meters