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The kg is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), a block of platinum-iridium alloy manufactured in 1889 and stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France.
It is the only SI unit that is defined by a physical object rather than a fundamental physical property that can be reproduced in laboratories.
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A unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms, or approximately 2,204.6 pounds.
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Created:Fri 31 Oct 2003 this page last updated:: Fri 27 Jun 2014