Convert Kilometres (km) to Furlongs (fur) | km in fur

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# Let's convert Kilometres (km) to Furlongs (fur)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Kilometres (km) to Furlongs (fur) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Kilometres to Furlongs

Formula
fur = km x 4.97
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Furlongs, multiply the number of Kilometres by 5.0
Kilometres (km) in 1 Furlong
There are 0.2 Kilometres in 1 Furlong
Furlongs (fur) in 1 Kilometre
There are 4.97 Furlongs in 1 Kilometre

## Unit Information

Kilometre
/ˈkɪləˌmiːtə,kɪˈlɒmɪtə/
Symbol: km
Unit System: SI

### What is the Kilometre?

The kilometre is a unit of length and is a multiple of the metre; an SI derived unit. It has the symbol km.

A kilometre is equal to 1000m, 1094 yards and 0.621 miles.

Kilometres is used to measure road distances in the US, though the UK is still using the imperial "sister" miles.

Furlong
/ˈfəːlɒŋ/
Symbol: fur
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Furlong?

The furlong is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol fur.

One furlong is equal to 1/8 mile, 660 feet, 220 yards, 40 rods, 10 chains or ≈ 201m.

The furlong was a term used to describe the legnth of a furrow in one acre of a ploughed open field (communal field). It now only really remains in the world of horse-racing in UK, Ireland, Canada and the US.