# Conversion of kilogram to tonnes (kilogram to metric ton)

Conversion kilogram to tonnes (kilogram to metric ton) is a piece of cake with our kg to metric ton conversion calculator.

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## 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.

## 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 kg to metric ton?

How many kilograms are in a metric ton? Precisely 1,000. So if you are converting kg to metric ton, you get 1,000. For conversion of kilogram to tonnes, you have to divide the kilogram value by 0.001 or multiply it by 1,000.

1 kg = 0.001 metric ton (t)

1,000 kg = 1 metric ton (t)

## Kilogram to Metric ton conversion table

Kilogram | Metric ton |
---|---|

0.01 kg | 0.00001 t |

0.1 kg | 0.0001 t |

1 kg | 0.001 t |

2 kg | 0.002 t |

3 kg | 0.003 t |

5 kg | 0.005 t |

10 kg | 0.01 t |

20 kg | 0.02 t |

100 kg | 0.1 t |

1000 kg | 1 t |

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