## 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 1 kilometers into meters we have to multiply 1 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

1 km → L(m)

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

L(m) = 1 km × 1000 m

L(m) = 1000 m

The final result is:

1 km → 1000 m

We conclude that 1 kilometers is equivalent to 1000 meters:

1 kilometers = 1000 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 0.001 × 1 kilometers.

Another way is saying that 1 kilometers is equal to 1 ÷ 0.001 meters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that one kilometers is approximately one thousand meters:

1 km ≅ 1000 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately zero point zero zero one times one 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)
2 kilometers 2000 meters
3 kilometers 3000 meters
4 kilometers 4000 meters
5 kilometers 5000 meters
6 kilometers 6000 meters
7 kilometers 7000 meters
8 kilometers 8000 meters
9 kilometers 9000 meters
10 kilometers 10000 meters
11 kilometers 11000 meters