# Convert pound to kg

Converting lbs to kg (pound to kg) is a piece of cake with our pound to kilogram conversion calculator.

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

## Pound

### Symbol

The symbol for the pound is "lb."

### Description

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.

### History

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.

### Use

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

## 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 pound to kg?

How many kg are in a pound? About half a kilo. So if you convert 1 lbs to kilogram, you get 0.454 kg. To convert pound to kg, you have to divide the pound value by 2.205 or multiply it by 0.45359237.

1 pound = 0.45359237 kg

2.205 pound = 1 kg

## Pound to Kilogram conversion table

Pound | Kilogram |
---|---|

0.01 lb | 0.004536 kg |

0.1 lb | 0.045359 kg |

1 lb | 0.453592 kg |

2 lb | 0.907185 kg |

3 lb | 1.360777 kg |

5 lb | 2.267962 kg |

10 lb | 4.535924 kg |

20 lb | 9.071847 kg |

100 lb | 45.359237 kg |

1000 lb | 453.59237 kg |

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