Foot to Kilometer Converter
What is foot?
Foot is a common unit of length. Its abbreviation is “ft”. In the past, human body was the base from which length units were derived. Foot is an important unit in the US customary systems of measurement.
English, Chinese, and French and some other systems use foot for length measurement.
In general, foot ranges from a quarter to a third of a meter depending on the system used.
The fact is that the international foot is the most commonly used nowadays which equals 12 inches.
What is meter?
In 1793, The distance from the equator to the North Pole was measured and divided by 10 million. The result of the previous process was called as a meter.
Nowadays, meter or metre is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).
Meter or metre is a metric measurement slightly longer than a yard. It is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). Distance measures length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.
Meter is used as a measure of distance across the globe. Distance expresses the length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.
However most of countries use meter to measure length, US is the primary exception which is using imperial system
What is kilometer?
The kilometer is a unit of length equals to 1,000 meters. Its abbreviation is km.
It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places. The U.S. and Great Britain are the only two developed nations use miles rather than kilometers on their road signs.