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Convert Knots to km/h -
Convert km/h to Knots

Convert knots into kilometers per hour and vice versa


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Knots and Kilometers/hour

The knot is a unit of speed traditionally used in navigation and aviation. One knot is equivalent to one nautical mile (which is 1852 meters) per hour. This unit is internationally recognized and used to indicate the speed of ships, airplanes, and wind.

The term "knot" comes from the old method sailors used to measure the speed of their ship. They dropped a rope with knots in it overboard and counted the number of knots that slipped out of their hands in a certain time.

Kilometers per hour (km/h), on the other hand, is the metric unit often used to indicate speed in many countries worldwide, including Europe. It is the distance in kilometers traveled per hour.

Because they use different measures of distance (nautical miles versus kilometers), a conversion factor is needed to convert from knots to kilometers per hour and vice versa. One knot is equivalent to about 1.852 km/h,

1 knot = 1.852 km/h

and so one km/h is equivalent to about 0.54 knots.

1 km/h = 0.54 knots

As speed is a fundamental measurement in both transportation sectors, it is important to be able to convert between knots and kilometers per hour, especially for safety purposes and accurate communication.

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