## 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 12 kilometers into meters we have to multiply 12 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

12 km → L(m)

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

L(m) = 12 km × 1000 m

L(m) = 12000 m

The final result is:

12 km → 12000 m

We conclude that 12 kilometers is equivalent to 12000 meters:

12 kilometers = 12000 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 8.3333333333333E-5 × 12 kilometers.

Another way is saying that 12 kilometers is equal to 1 ÷ 8.3333333333333E-5 meters.

## Approximate result

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

12 km ≅ 12000 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately zero times twelve 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)
13 kilometers 13000 meters
14 kilometers 14000 meters
15 kilometers 15000 meters
16 kilometers 16000 meters
17 kilometers 17000 meters
18 kilometers 18000 meters
19 kilometers 19000 meters
20 kilometers 20000 meters
21 kilometers 21000 meters
22 kilometers 22000 meters