# What is 1 Metric Ton? Definition and Examples

1 metric ton, also known as tonne, is a unit of weight in the metric system of measurement that is equal to 1000 kilograms or 2,204.62 pounds in the U.S. customary measurement system.

The metric ton is used to measure things that are very heavy.

## Things in Real-Life that Have a Weight of Approximately 1 Metric Ton

Alfa Romeo 4C (about 1050 kilograms)

The Greenland shark (about 1025 kilograms when fully grown)

1000 school textbooks if each book has a weight of 1 kg

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