Kilometers per hour to Miles per hour Converter
Use this converter to easily convert between Kilometers per hour and Miles per hour (kmph to mph).
- How many Kilometers per hour equal one Mile per hour?
- Difference between Kilometers per hour and Miles per hour
- How to convert Kilometers per hour to Miles per hour?
- Kph to mph conversion table
How many Kilometers per hour equal one Mile per hour?
When talking about speed measurement 1.609344 kilometers per hour equal one mile per hour. 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. Since the time measurement unit is the same, an hour, it plays no role in the conversion. These are internationally agreed upon unit definitions that were established by a treaty signed in 1959. The internationally recognized symbol for kilometer is "km", and "mi" for mile, translating to "kmph" (often "kph") and "miph" which is more often abbreviated to "mph", causing potential confusion with meters per hour.
Difference between Kilometers per hour and Miles per hour
Both kilometers and miles are units for measuring distances and they are of comparable magnitude. Since the time dimension is in hours for both speed units, the only difference remains that between the length units. The difference 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 per hour to Miles per hour?
To convert from kilometers per hour to miles per hour, divide the measurement in kmph by 1.609344 to get the equivalent in mph. As you can see, it is the same as converting km to miles. This unit conversion is usually done with the help of a calculator. Our online kph to mph 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 per hour to Miles per hour conversion example
Sample task: convert 100 kilometers per hour to miles per hour. Solution:
kmph / 1.609344 = mph
100 kmph / 1.6093 = 62.137119 mph
100 kmph is equal to 62.137119 mph
Kph to mph conversion table
|1 kph||0.621371 mph|
|2 kph||1.242742 mph|
|3 kph||1.864114 mph|
|4 kph||2.485485 mph|
|5 kph||3.106856 mph|
|6 kph||3.728227 mph|
|7 kph||4.349598 mph|
|8 kph||4.970970 mph|
|9 kph||5.592341 mph|
|10 kph||6.213712 mph|
|20 kph||12.427424 mph|
|30 kph||18.641136 mph|
|40 kph||24.854848 mph|
|50 kph||31.068560 mph|
|60 kph||37.282272 mph|
|70 kph||43.495983 mph|
|80 kph||49.709695 mph|
|90 kph||55.923407 mph|
|100 kph||62.137119 mph|
|200 kph||124.274238 mph|
|300 kph||186.411358 mph|
|400 kph||248.548477 mph|
|500 kph||310.685596 mph|
|600 kph||372.822715 mph|
|700 kph||434.959835 mph|
|800 kph||497.096954 mph|
|900 kph||559.234073 mph|
|1,000 kph||621.371192 mph|
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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