# Furlongs to Kilometers (fur to km)

## Furlongs to Kilometers (fur to km) conversion calculator

Kilometers to Furlongs (Swap units)

1fur = 0.20117km

Accuracy

Note: You can increase or decrease the accuracy of this answer by selecting the number of significant figures required from the options above the result.

### Furlongs to Kilometers formula

Kilometers = Furlongs / 4.9709599

### Furlongs to Kilometers calculation

Kilometers = Furlongs / 4.9709599

Kilometers = 1 / 4.97096

Kilometers = 0.20117

## What is a furlong?

A furlong is a unit of measurement commonly used in the imperial system, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. It is primarily used to measure distances, especially in horse racing and agriculture. One furlong is equivalent to 220 yards or 660 feet, which is approximately 201.168 meters.

The origin of the term "furlong" can be traced back to Old English, where "furh" meant "furrow" and "lang" meant "long." This reflects the historical use of furlongs in measuring the length of a furrow in agricultural fields. In horse racing, furlongs are used to measure the distance between the starting point and the finish line. A racecourse typically consists of multiple furlongs, with the most common distances being 5 furlongs (5/8 of a mile) and 10 furlongs (1 mile).

While the use of furlongs has declined in everyday life, it still holds significance in certain fields. For example, in the United Kingdom, road signs often display distances in miles and furlongs, particularly in rural areas. Additionally, furlongs are occasionally used in land surveying and in some sports, such as rowing and track cycling. Overall, the furlong remains an interesting and historical unit of measurement that continues to have relevance in specific contexts.

## What is a kilometer?

A kilometer is a unit of length in the metric system, commonly used to measure distances. It is equal to 1,000 meters or approximately 0.621 miles. The prefix "kilo" in kilometer denotes a factor of 1,000, making it a larger unit compared to a meter. This unit is widely used around the world, especially in countries that have adopted the metric system.

To put it into perspective, a kilometer is roughly equivalent to 3,281 feet or 39,370 inches. In terms of everyday objects, it is approximately the distance covered in a 10-15 minute walk or the length of a typical city block. Kilometers are commonly used to measure longer distances, such as the length of a road or the distance between cities.

The use of kilometers as a unit of measurement offers several advantages. It provides a standardized and consistent way to measure distances, making it easier to communicate and compare measurements across different regions and countries. Additionally, the decimal-based nature of the metric system simplifies calculations and conversions between different units of length.

Starting value
Increment
Accuracy
Furlongs
Kilometers
0fur
0.00000km
1fur
0.20117km
2fur
0.40234km
3fur
0.60351km
4fur
0.80467km
5fur
1.00584km
6fur
1.20701km
7fur
1.40818km
8fur
1.60935km
9fur
1.81052km
10fur
2.01168km
11fur
2.21285km
12fur
2.41402km
13fur
2.61519km
14fur
2.81636km
15fur
3.01753km
16fur
3.21869km
17fur
3.41986km
18fur
3.62103km
19fur
3.82220km
Furlongs
Kilometers
20fur
4.02337km
21fur
4.22454km
22fur
4.42570km
23fur
4.62687km
24fur
4.82804km
25fur
5.02921km
26fur
5.23038km
27fur
5.43155km
28fur
5.63271km
29fur
5.83388km
30fur
6.03505km
31fur
6.23622km
32fur
6.43739km
33fur
6.63856km
34fur
6.83973km
35fur
7.04089km
36fur
7.24206km
37fur
7.44323km
38fur
7.64440km
39fur
7.84557km
Furlongs
Kilometers
40fur
8.04674km
41fur
8.24790km
42fur
8.44907km
43fur
8.65024km
44fur
8.85141km
45fur
9.05258km
46fur
9.25375km
47fur
9.45491km
48fur
9.65608km
49fur
9.85725km
50fur
10.05842km
51fur
10.25959km
52fur
10.46076km
53fur
10.66192km
54fur
10.86309km
55fur
11.06426km
56fur
11.26543km
57fur
11.46660km
58fur
11.66777km
59fur
11.86893km
Furlongs
Kilometers
60fur
12.07010km
61fur
12.27127km
62fur
12.47244km
63fur
12.67361km
64fur
12.87478km
65fur
13.07595km
66fur
13.27711km
67fur
13.47828km
68fur
13.67945km
69fur
13.88062km
70fur
14.08179km
71fur
14.28296km
72fur
14.48412km
73fur
14.68529km
74fur
14.88646km
75fur
15.08763km
76fur
15.28880km
77fur
15.48997km
78fur
15.69113km
79fur
15.89230km