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Miles-kilometers Converter

- By Dr. Minas E. Lemonis, PhD - Updated: April 11, 2020

Enter the length in either of the next two fields and get it converted instantly!

Kilometers [km]:
Miles [mi]:

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Definitions

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Kilometer

Kilometer or kilometre [km] is a unit of length from the SI system of units. It is defined as one thousand meters. The meter [m], is the base unit of length in SI system, defined as the distance traveled by light in vacuum in \frac{1}{299\,792\,458} seconds.

Besides [km], other multiple and fraction units of the metre are defined through the decimal SI prefixes, as shown in the table:

UnitSymbol[m]
Nanometernm10-9
Micrometerμm10-6
Millimetermm0.001
Centimetercm0.01
Hectometerhm100
Kilometerkm1000
MegameterMm106

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International mile

International mile [mi] is a unit of length for the US customary system of units. Historically, many definitions of miles were employed for measuring land distances. Roman mile was defined as one thousand paces (double steps). Today, the international mile is defined through the meter SI unit as: 1 mi = 1,609.344 m (= 1.609344 km).

Fraction units of the mile are defined as shown in the table:

UnitSymbol[mi]
Inchft1/63360
Feetyd1/5280
Yardmi1/1760

How to convert miles to kilometers

  • Multiply distance in [mi] with 1.609344
  • The result is the distance in [km]

How to convert kilometers to miles

  • Divide distance in [km] by 1.609344
  • The result is the distance in [mi]

Conversion table from [km] to [mi]

In the following table some typical distances in kilometers are converted to miles:

[km][mi]
0.10.06214
0.250.1553
0.50.3107
0.750.466
10.6214
21.243
31.864
53.107
106.214
127.456
2012.43
3018.64
4024.85
5031.07
6037.28
7043.5
8049.71
9055.92
10062.14
200124.3
500310.7

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Conversion table from [mi] to [km]

In the following table some typical distances in miles are converted to kilometers:

[mi][km]
0.1250.2012
0.250.4023
0.3750.6035
0.50.8047
11.609
23.219
34.828
58.047
1016.09
1219.31
2032.19
3048.28
4064.37
5080.47
6096.56
70112.7
80128.7
90144.8
100160.9
200321.9
500804.7

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