# Convert grams to kilograms

Converting g to kg (grams to kilograms) is a piece of cake with our gram to kg conversion calculator.

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## Gram

### Symbol

The symbol for gram is "g."

### Description

Gram is a fundamental unit of mass in the metric system. One gram is incredibly light, equal to one-thousandth of a kilogram. It would be equivalent to about the weight of a paperclip or a small raisin.

Gram unit is very common in weight conversion, whether converting kilogram to gram, pound to gram, or grams to ounces and vice versa.

For gram to milligram conversion you need to multiply gram with 1,000. So divide a milligram amount by 1,000 if you want to know the equivalent gm amount.

In case of gram to pound conversion, you need to know that 1 gram (g) is equal to 0.00220462262185 pounds (lbs). In reverse, 1 pound is about 453.592 gram.

1 gram equals 0.035274 ounces, which means approximately 28.3495 grams make 1 ounce. For conversion of gram to tonne, 1,000,000 gram makes 1 tonne.

### History

Like many metric units, the gram has its roots in the French Revolution era. It originated from the late Latin word "gramma," which means a small weight.

It was officially defined in 1795 as one-thousandth of the weight of a cubic decimeter of water at the temperature of melting ice. Over time, its definition evolved, eventually being tied to the kilogram as part of the metric system.

### Use

The gram is used in daily live for measuring small amount of cooking ingredients or grocery items. Gram is also used by scientists for experiments.

## Kilogram

### Symbol

"kg" is the shorthand for kilogram.

### Description

A kilogram, a unit of mass, is the base in the metric system. One kilogram is equal to 1000 grams.

When we need to convert kilograms to grams (kg to gm), we do it by simply multiplying the number of kilograms by 1000.

For kg to milligram conversion, multiply kilogram by 1,000,000! You can also convert kg to lb. For that, multiply kg amount by 2.2046. Since 1 kilogram (kg) is equal to 2.20462262185 pounds (lbs).

1 kg is equal to 35.27396195 ounces (oz). So for by multiplying kg by 35.274 you will get equivalent approx ounces amount. In reverese, 1 ounce means about 0.0283495 kg.

### History

The history of the kilogram dates back to the late 18th century during the French Revolution when the metric system was established. Initially, a kilogram was defined as the mass of one liter of water.

Later, it was refined into a physical object known as IPK (International Prototype of the Kilogram), a platinum-iridium alloy cylinder kept at the BIPM in France.

However, relying on a physical prototype posed challenges due to its susceptibility to change over time. To address this, in 2019, the kilogram underwent a significant redefinition based on a fundamental constant of nature known as the Planck constant.

### Use

Kilogram is used on food packaging, gym equipment, a weight converter, and many other items where weight is indicated.

### How to convert grams to kilograms?

How many grams are in a kilogram? Exactly 1000. So if you convert 1 gram to kg, you get 0.001 kg. To convert gram to kg, you have to divide the gram value by 1000 or multiply it by 0.001.

1 gram = 0.001 kg

1000 gram = 1 kg

## Gram to Kilogram conversion table

Gram | Kilogram |
---|---|

0.01 g | 0.00001 kg |

0.1 g | 0.0001 kg |

1 g | 0.001 kg |

2 g | 0.002 kg |

3 g | 0.003 kg |

5 g | 0.005 kg |

10 g | 0.01 kg |

20 g | 0.02 kg |

100 g | 0.1 kg |

1000 g | 1 kg |

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