Convert Points (pt) to Kilometres (km) | pt in km

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Let's convert Points (pt) to Kilometres (km)

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

Quick Reference for Converting Points to Kilometres

Formula
km = pt / 2845275.62
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Kilometres, divide the number of Points by 2.8 million
Points (pt) in 1 Kilometre
There are 2845275.62 Points in 1 Kilometre
Kilometres (km) in 1 Point
There are 0 Kilometres in 1 Point

Unit Information

Point
/pɔɪnt/
Symbol: pt
Unit System: Typography

What is the Point?

The point is a unit of length in the field of typography and uses the symbol pt.

It is the smallest unit in the world of typography. There are 12 points in a pica.

In physical printing methods / press systems, the point size is the height of the metal press body on which the font's letters are made. When applied to the digital type space, letters are designed around a theoretical size, an em square which is scaled to the relative point size (when specified of course!).

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.

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