Convert Kilometres (km) to Yards (yd) | km in yd

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

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Quick Reference for Converting Kilometres to Yards

yd = km x 1093.61
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Yards, multiply the number of Kilometres by 1.1 thousand
Kilometres (km) in 1 Yard
There are 0 Kilometres in 1 Yard
Yards (yd) in 1 Kilometre
There are 1093.61 Yards in 1 Kilometre

Unit Information

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.

Symbol: yd
Unit System: Imperial

What is the Yard?

The yard is a unit of length in the imperial and US system and uses the symbol yd.

A yard is equal to 3 ft or 36 inches. There is 0.9144 m in a yard. There are 1760 yards in a mile.

Derived from the Old English 'gyrd' or 'gerd', the yard was first defined in the late 1600s laws of Ine of Wessex where a "yard of land" (yardland) was an old unit of tax assessment by the government.

The yard was the original standard adpoted by early English leaders and was apparently used in length by the Saxon race and represented the breadth of the chest of a man. After a relative hiatus, Queen Elizabeth reintroduced the yard as the English standard of measure, and it still survives in many 2nd generation conversations today.

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