Kilometers to Nautical Miles Converter
Use this converter to easily convert between Kilometers and Nautical Miles (km to M). Nautical miles are usually denoted by M (capital m), but also NM, nm and nmi by various institutions and circles.
- How many Kilometers equal one Nautical Mile?
- Difference between Kilometers and Nautical Miles
- How to convert Kilometers to Nautical Miles?
- km to M conversion table
How many Kilometers equal one Nautical Mile?
Exactly 1.852 kilometers equal one nautical mile. Historically, the nautical mile was defined as one minute of latitude, thus equivalent to one sixtieth of a degree. It is a non-SI unit "accepted for use with the SI" due to its use in air and marine navigation, as well as definition of territorial waters.
Difference between Kilometers and Nautical Miles
Both kilometers and nautical miles are measures of distance, but as the name suggests, nautical miles are mostly used for marine navigation, territorial water demarkation and also, strangely, in aviation. Kilometers are used for all kinds of distance measurements and are a part of the international metric system, with the meter as a base unit.
Even modern yachring associations and competitions define things in nautical miles sometimes, despite the accuracy and utility of using metric units.
How to convert Kilometers to Nautical Miles?
To convert kilometers to nautical miles, divide the measurement in km by 1.852 to get the equivalent distance in nautical miles. Our online km to nautical miles converter is a great
Km to nautical miles conversion example
Sample task: convert 5 kilometers to nautical miles. Solution:
km / 1.852 = M
5 km / 1.8520 = 2.699784 M
5 km is equal to 2.699784 M
km to M conversion table
|1 km||0.539957 M|
|2 km||1.079914 M|
|3 km||1.619870 M|
|4 km||2.159827 M|
|5 km||2.699784 M|
|6 km||3.239741 M|
|7 km||3.779698 M|
|8 km||4.319654 M|
|9 km||4.859611 M|
|10 km||5.399568 M|
|20 km||10.799136 M|
|30 km||16.198704 M|
|40 km||21.598272 M|
|50 km||26.997840 M|
|60 km||32.397408 M|
|70 km||37.796976 M|
|80 km||43.196544 M|
|90 km||48.596112 M|
|100 km||53.995680 M|
|200 km||107.991361 M|
|300 km||161.987041 M|
|400 km||215.982721 M|
|500 km||269.978402 M|
|600 km||323.974082 M|
|700 km||377.969762 M|
|800 km||431.965443 M|
|900 km||485.961123 M|
|1,000 km||539.956803 M|
 NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson
 International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.
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