# Kilometers to Miles Converter

Use this kilometers to miles converter to easily convert between Kilometers and Miles (km to miles).

## How many Kilometers in a Mile?

There are **1.609344 kilometers in a mile**. This follows from the definition of a mile as 5280 feet, the definition of a feet as 0.3044 meters, and the definition of a kilometer as 1,000 meters. These are internationally agreed upon unit definitions that were established by a treaty signed in 1959.

You can easily verify it using our km to mi converter above. The internationally recognized symbol for kilometer is "km", and "mi" for mile.

## Difference between Kilometers and Miles

Both kilometers and miles are units for measuring distances and they are of comparable magnitude so using a kilometer to mile converter often makes a lot of sense. The difference between them is that the mile is a part of the imperial unit system, used in several countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, while the kilometer is a unit from the metric system.

While the kilometer is a modern unit, the mile has a long history, dating back at least far as the Romans. The Roman mile was 5,000 long, and there were other miles like the English mile, Irish mile, Italian mile, etc. that corresponded to different distance in different time periods and locations.

## How to convert Kilometers to Miles?

To convert from kilometers to miles, divide the measurement in km by 1.609344 to get the equivalent in miles. This unit conversion is usualy done with the help of a calculator. Our online converter above will be of great assistance, as it is easy to use, has a quick copy button to copy the result to your clipboard for later use.

#### Km to Miles conversion example

Sample task: * convert 10 kilometers to miles*. Solution:

*Formula:*

km / 1.609344 = miles

*Calculation:*

10 km / 1.6093 = 6.213712 miles

*End result:*

10 km is equal to 6.213712 miles

##

km to miles conversion table

km | miles |
---|---|

1 km | 0.621371 miles |

2 km | 1.242742 miles |

3 km | 1.864114 miles |

4 km | 2.485485 miles |

5 km | 3.106856 miles |

6 km | 3.728227 miles |

7 km | 4.349598 miles |

8 km | 4.970970 miles |

9 km | 5.592341 miles |

10 km | 6.213712 miles |

20 km | 12.427424 miles |

30 km | 18.641136 miles |

40 km | 24.854848 miles |

50 km | 31.068560 miles |

60 km | 37.282272 miles |

70 km | 43.495983 miles |

80 km | 49.709695 miles |

90 km | 55.923407 miles |

100 km | 62.137119 miles |

200 km | 124.274238 miles |

300 km | 186.411358 miles |

400 km | 248.548477 miles |

500 km | 310.685596 miles |

600 km | 372.822715 miles |

700 km | 434.959835 miles |

800 km | 497.096954 miles |

900 km | 559.234073 miles |

1,000 km | 621.371192 miles |

#### References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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