# Convert milligram to metric ton (mg to tonne)

Converting mg to tonne (milligram to metric ton) is a piece of cake with our mg to metric ton conversion calculator.

**Input your value in the box with milligram selected and get your answer instantly**. You can change the unit by selecting from the dropdown list.

## Milligram

### Symbol

The symbol for milligrams is "mg."

### Description

A milligram represents a tiny unit of mass in the metric system, which is equal to one-millionth (1/1000000) of a kilogram.

To convert milligrams to grams (mg to g), you have to divide the number of milligrams by 1,000. For example, 1000 milligrams equals 1 gram, and 500 milligrams equals 0.5 grams. In reverse, to convert grams to milligrams (gm to mg), you multiply the number of grams by 1,000.

To convert milligram to kilogram, multiply miligram with 1,000,000.

Pound is a much larger unit of mass. To convert mg to lbs (pound), divide mg value by 453,592.37 and find the equivalent mass.

On the other hand, 1 oz = 28349.523125 mg. So to convert mg to oz, divide mg value by 28,349.523125.

### History

The milligram is a relatively recent addition to the metric system. It was introduced as part of the International System of Units (SI) in the 19th century, alongside other metric units.

### Use

Milligram is commonly used in scientific contexts and pharmaceuticals. Its small size makes it ideal for scientific measurements and pharmaceutical dosages, where accuracy is paramount.

## 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 mg to tonne?

How many mg are in a metric ton? 1,000,000,000 mg. To convert mg to metric ton, you have to divide the milligram value by 1,000,000,000 or multiply it by 0.000000001.

1 mg = 0.000000001 metric ton

1,000,000,000 mg = 1 metric ton

## Milligram to Metric ton conversion table

Milligram | Metric ton |
---|---|

0.01 mg | 0 t |

0.1 mg | 1e-10 t |

1 mg | 1e-9 t |

2 mg | 2e-9 t |

3 mg | 3e-9 t |

5 mg | 5e-9 t |

10 mg | 1e-8 t |

20 mg | 2e-8 t |

100 mg | 1e-7 t |

1000 mg | 0.000001 t |

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