|Weight Converter using Kilograms (kg)|
|Conversion Name||Converted values||Conversion Values for 1 kg|
|Conversion Formulas for Kilograms (kg)|
|Kilograms to Grams||Grams (g) = Kilograms (kg) × 1000|
|Kilograms to Pounds||Pounds (lbs) = Kilograms (kg) × 2.20462|
|Kilograms to Ounces||Ounces (oz) = Kilograms (kg) × 35.2739|
|Kilograms to Stones||Stones (st) = Kilograms (kg) × 0.157473|
|Kilograms to Newton||Newton (N) = Kilograms (kg) × 9.80665|
The kilogram (kg) is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI) and the metric system. It is commonly used to measure larger masses or weights. The prefix "kilo-" in kilogram indicates that it is a multiple of 1000.
One kilogram is defined as the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), which is a platinum-iridium cylinder kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in France. The IPK was used as the reference for the kilogram until May 20, 2019, when the SI redefined the kilogram in terms of fundamental constants.
The kilogram is a fundamental unit of mass, and many other units in the metric system are derived from it. For example, the gram (g) is equal to one thousandth of a kilogram, the milligram (mg) is equal to one thousandth of a gram, and the metric ton (t) is equal to 1000 kilograms.
Kilograms are widely used in everyday life for various purposes. They are commonly used for measuring the weight of people, animals, and objects. When you step on a bathroom scale, it typically displays your weight in kilograms. Kilograms are also used for measuring the mass of goods, produce, and materials in commercial and industrial settings.