Convert Kilometres (km) to Rods (rod) | km in rod

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# Let's convert Kilometres (km) to Rods (rod)

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

## Quick Reference for Converting Kilometres to Rods

Formula
rod = km x 198.84
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Rods, multiply the number of Kilometres by 198.8
Kilometres (km) in 1 Rod
There are 0.01 Kilometres in 1 Rod
Rods (rod) in 1 Kilometre
There are 198.84 Rods 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.

Rod
/rɒd/
Symbol: rod
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Rod?

The rod is a unit of length in the imperial and US sytem and uses the symbol rod.

A rod (or perch, pole, lug) is equal to 16.5 feet or 5.5 yards.

It is a building surveyor's tool for measuring distance and is particularly useful as multiples of this unit can make up an exact acre. A perfect acre is a rectangle with edges 660 feet and 66 feet - which is 40 rods by 4 rods; i.e. 1 acre = 160 square rods.