Convert kg to lbs



"kg" is the shorthand for kilogram.


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.


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.


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



The symbol for the pound is "lb."


A pound is a unit of mass that's heavier than a gram but lighter than one kilogram. By definition, exactly 0.45359237 kilograms is termed as one pound. Therefore, one kilogram is about 2.20462 lbs.

To convert lb to g, you need to multiply lb value by 453.59237 and you will have the equivalent gram. Inversely, to convert gram to pound, divide gram value by 453.59237.

Pound is so defined that 16 ounces make one pound. So 8 ounces make 0.5 lbs.


Pound was originally based on the weight of grains or seeds dating back to ancient times. Over time, standardized pounds emerged, such as the avoirdupois pound (the common pound used today) used in the United States.

Despite the metric system being prevalent in most parts of the world, the pound remains a familiar unit of measurement in the United States and other countries with historical ties to British influence.


Pounds are widely used in the United States for various purposes, especially for everyday weight measurements like body weight, groceries, or packages.

Kilogram to Pound Conversion Table

Kilogram [kg]Pound [lbs]0.01 kg0.0220462262 lbs0.1 kg0.2204622622 lbs1 kg2.2046226218 lbs2 kg4.4092452437 lbs3 kg6.6138678655 lbs5 kg11.0231131092 lbs10 kg22.0462262185 lbs20 kg44.092452437 lbs50 kg110.2311310924 lbs100 kg220.4622621849 lbs1000 kg2204.6226218488 lbs

Kilogram to Pound conversion table

0.01 kg0.022046 lb
0.1 kg0.220462 lb
1 kg2.204623 lb
2 kg4.409245 lb
3 kg6.613868 lb
5 kg11.023113 lb
10 kg22.046226 lb
20 kg44.092452 lb
100 kg220.462262 lb
1000 kg2204.622622 lb