# Miles to Kilometers Converter

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

## How many Kilometers equal one Mile?

Exactly **1.609344 kilometers equal one mile**, and this follows from the definition of a mile as 5280 feet, of a feet as 0.3044 meters, and of a kilometer as 1,000 meters and making the necessary mathematical operations. These are internationally agreed upon unit definitions established by treaty in 1959. The internationally recognized symbol for mile is "mi", and "km" for kilometer.

## Difference between Miles and Kilometers

The mile and the kilometer are both units used for measuring distances of comparable magnitude, e.g. distances one would travel by car, truck, train, or plane. The difference is that the mile is a part of the imperial system while the kilometer is a part of the modern metric system. The kilometer is used in most countries in the world, while miles are only used in several countries like the US and the UK, and their territories.

Miles have a long history, for example we know of the Roman mile back in the days of the Roman Empire. At different times and in different places there were different definitions of the mile and it equaled different distances, e.g. Italian mile, English mile, Scot mile, Irish mile.

## How to convert Miles to Kilometers

To convert miles to kilometers, you need to simply multiply by 1.609344. This mathematical operation is usually hard to do, so calculators are employed when one needs to do a conversion. The conversion of distance in miles to a distance in kilometers is easier with our online converter above, which also have a quick copy function.

#### Miles to km conversion example

Sample task: * convert 3 miles to kilometers*. Solution:

*Formula:*

miles * 1.609344 = km

*Calculation:*

3 miles * 1.6093 = 4.828032 km

*End result:*

3 miles is equal to 4.828032 km

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miles to km conversion table

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

1 miles | 1.609344 km |

2 miles | 3.218688 km |

3 miles | 4.828032 km |

4 miles | 6.437376 km |

5 miles | 8.046720 km |

6 miles | 9.656064 km |

7 miles | 11.265408 km |

8 miles | 12.874752 km |

9 miles | 14.484096 km |

10 miles | 16.093440 km |

20 miles | 32.186880 km |

30 miles | 48.280320 km |

40 miles | 64.373760 km |

50 miles | 80.467200 km |

60 miles | 96.560640 km |

70 miles | 112.654080 km |

80 miles | 128.747520 km |

90 miles | 144.840960 km |

100 miles | 160.934400 km |

200 miles | 321.868800 km |

300 miles | 482.803200 km |

400 miles | 643.737600 km |

500 miles | 804.672000 km |

600 miles | 965.606400 km |

700 miles | 1,126.540800 km |

800 miles | 1,287.475200 km |

900 miles | 1,448.409600 km |

1,000 miles | 1,609.344000 km |

#### 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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