Miles to kilometers (km) conversion

Miles to kilometers (km) conversion allows you to calculate the number of km by entering any number of miles. 5 miles in km = 8.04672 km. See also kilometers to miles converter.

Mile (mi) 

Mile is a unit of length used today in Anglo-Saxon countries. Formerly a unit of length also used in other countries. The name mile comes from the Latin – Mille meaning a thousand. Initially, this unit referred to 1000 Double Steps. It was not until 1959 that the Anglo-American measures were standardized, including miles. Nowadays, when we mean a land mile, we are talking about a length of 1609.34 meters, or 1760 yards.

Kilometre (km)

Kilometre is a metric length measure of 1,000 meters. A kilometer is a very frequently used measure of length, especially in relation to road signs. Even in the USA, where a mile has been used for a long time, the signage gradually changes to kilometers.

Mi to km metric system:

1 mile = 5280 feed [ft] = 1609,344 meters [m]
1 Kilometre = 1000 meters [m]

Miles to kilometers conversion on the table

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Miles to kilometres conversion

Convert known heights to miles and kilometers

Miles to kilometers conversion can have many uses. To better understand the size scale of the units used, both measures are compared with known quantities on Earth.

PlanetMinimal distance to Earth ( in milions of kilometers)Maximal distance to Earth in kilometers ( in milions of kilometers)
Saturn1 204.281 652.48
Pluto4 293.377 523.53
PlanetMinimal distance to Earth ( in milions of miles)Maximal distance to Earth in kilometers ( in milions of miles)
Kanczendzonga (8586 m n.p.m.) it is 5. 336 mi and 8.586 km.
Dhaulagiri (8167 m n.p.m.) it is 5.075 mi and 8.167 km.
Sziszapangma (8013 m n.p.m.) it is 4.980 mi and 8.013 km.
Tokyo Skytree (Tokio, Japan) 634 m is high on 0,394 mi or 0.634 km.
CN Tower (Toronto, Canada) 553,3 m is high on 0,343 mi or 5.533 km.
International Commerce Center (Hongkong, China) 484 m is high on 0,301 mi or 0.484 km.
Guangzhou International Finance Center (Canton, China) 440.2 m is high on 0.273 mi or 0.440 km.
Jin Mao Tower (Szanghai, China) 420,5 m is high on 0.261 mi or 0.420 km.