How far is a kilometer ?  Definition and real-life examples.

A kilometer is a unit of length in the metric system of measurement that is equal to 1000 meters.

To show how far 1 kilometer is,  we can use the length of an Airbus 747.

The length of an airbus 747 is about 76 meters.

1000 meters / 76 meters =13.15

Therefore, 1 kilometer is approximately the length of 13 Airbuses 747.

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The length of some cruise ships is about 330 meters. 1000 meters /330 meters is 3.03.

Therefore, 1 kilometer is about the length of 3 cruise ships if each cruise ship has a length of 330 meters.

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