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The Strait of Gibraltar is 13 kilometres narrow

To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 10 and 100 kilometres (104 to 105 metres).

Distances shorter than 10 kilometres

Contents

Conversions

10 kilometres is equal to:

  • 10,000 metres
  • 6.2 miles
  • 1 mil, unit of measure commonly used in Norway and Sweden[1]
  • 1 peninkulma, unit of measure commonly used in Finland; earlier peninkulma was 10.688 km
  • 1 farsang, unit of measure commonly used in Iran and Turkey

Sports

  • 42.195 km[note 1] — length of the marathon,[2] the longest mainstream long-distance road running event

Human-defined scales and structures

Natural lengths on Earth

Astronomical

Distances longer than 100 kilometres

See also

1 E-6 m - Click on the relevant thumbnail image to jump to the desired Human-scale order of length magnitude: top-left is 1e-6m, bottom-right is 1e5m. 1 E-5 m 1 E-4 m 1 E-3 m 1 E-2 m 1 E-1 m 1 E0 m 1 E1 m 1 E2 m 1 E3 m 1 E4 m 1 E5 m
Click on the thumbnail image to jump to the desired Human-scale order of length magnitude article: top-left is 1E-6m, lower-right is 1E5m.
Orders of magnitude for length in E notation, shorter than one metre:
<-24 -24 -23 -22 -21 -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0
longer than 1 metre:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Notes

  1. ^ km is an abbreviation of kilometre

References

  1. ^ Hans Högman (2007-01-21), Measurements and weights, old Swedish, archived from the original on 2009-04-25, http://www.webcitation.org/5gJ2hN0DU, retrieved 2009-04-20, "previously in common use: ... Swedish "mil" ... in the old days = ... 10.688 meters ... This "mil" was introduced in 1699 as a standard "mil" and was to represent the distance between the inns. Before 1699 the "mil" had different lengths in different parts of Sweden. Today in the metric system: 1 "mil" = 10 kilometers"  
  2. ^ "IAAF Competition Rules 2008" (pdf). IAAF. pp. 195. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. http://www.webcitation.org/5gJ2hogSd. Retrieved 2009-04-20.  
  3. ^ Gregory Kennedy. "Stratolab, an Evolutionary Stratospheric Balloon Project". http://stratocat.com.ar/artics/stratolab-e.htm.  
  4. ^ Highest and lowest points on Mars NASA
  5. ^ Plescia, Jeff (1997-10-01). "Height of Martian vs. Earth mountains". Questions and Answers about Mars terrain and geology. http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/ask/terrain-geo/Height_of_Martian_vs__Earth_mountains.txt. Retrieved 2009-04-20.  
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