## 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 20 kilometers into meters we have to multiply 20 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

20 km → L(m)

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

L(m) = 20 km × 1000 m

L(m) = 20000 m

The final result is:

20 km → 20000 m

We conclude that 20 kilometers is equivalent to 20000 meters:

20 kilometers = 20000 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 5.0E-5 × 20 kilometers.

Another way is saying that 20 kilometers is equal to 1 ÷ 5.0E-5 meters.

## Approximate result

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

20 km ≅ 20000 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately zero times twenty 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)
21 kilometers 21000 meters
22 kilometers 22000 meters
23 kilometers 23000 meters
24 kilometers 24000 meters
25 kilometers 25000 meters
26 kilometers 26000 meters
27 kilometers 27000 meters
28 kilometers 28000 meters
29 kilometers 29000 meters
30 kilometers 30000 meters