# Convert grams to tonnes (gram to metric ton)

Converting grams to tonnes (gram to metric ton) is a piece of cake with our gram to metric ton 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.

## Metric ton

### Symbol

The symbol for tonne is "t." However, unofficially "mt", "MT" or "Mt"are also used.

### Description

A tonne or metric ton is a large unit of mass. It is originally a no-SI unit that has been accepted to be used in the SI system. It is defined as 1000 kilograms or approximately 2204.62 pounds.

There are two other units very closely related to metric ton or tonne - short ton and long ton. Short ton is used predominantly in USA and Canada. A short ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds, or 908 kilograms. Long ton, on the other hand, is used in United Kingdom. It id defined as 1,016 kg or 2,240 avoirdupois pounds.

So if you want to convert metric ton to pounds, be sure to multiply the tonne value by 2,204.62 to get the equivalent pound value. For tonne to kilograms conversion, multiply the tonne value by 1,000. For t to g conversion, multiply ton value by 1,000,000.

### History

The tonne has its roots in the development of the metric system during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The term "tonne" originated from the French word "tonneau," meaning barrel, reflecting its early use in trade.

### Use

It's often used to measure the weight of heavy objects or large quantities of goods, such as vehicles, construction materials, or goods shipments.

### How to convert grams to tonnes?

Wondering how many grams are in a metric ton? Exactly 1 million grams. So to convert grams to tonnes, you have to divide gram value by 1,000,000 or multiply it by 0.000001.

1 gram = 0.000001 metric ton (t)

1,000,000 gram = 1 metric ton (t)

## Gram to Metric ton conversion table

Gram | Metric ton |
---|---|

0.01 g | 1e-8 t |

0.1 g | 1e-7 t |

1 g | 0.000001 t |

2 g | 0.000002 t |

3 g | 0.000003 t |

5 g | 0.000005 t |

10 g | 0.00001 t |

20 g | 0.00002 t |

100 g | 0.0001 t |

1000 g | 0.001 t |

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