Convert Kilograms to Pounds




Do you find yourself needing to convert kilos to pounds or the other way around, but are unsure how to do it?

Look no further! Our free, easy-to-use conversion tool will do the job for you. Our guide also gives you all the answers to your questions, explaining the conversion between these two units.

How do I convert kilograms to pounds?

Converting from kilograms to pounds is not something you do often, however when the time comes that you need to, it can be confusing.

1 kilo is roughly equivalent to 2.2046 pounds. Therefore, to convert from one to the other, you must multiply your weight in kilos by 2.2046. This will give you the approximate measurement in inches.

For example, if you want to convert 3 kilos, the equation would be as follows:

3 x 2.2046 = 6.61387

How do I convert from pounds to kilograms?

Alternatively, you may want to convert pounds to kilograms.

To do this, you simply divide your weight in pounds by 2.2046 to get your weight in kilograms. For example, you may want to convert the weight of 170 pounds. Therefore, the equation would be as follows:

170 / 2.2046 = 77.1107 pounds

How do I use a kilo to pound conversion tool?

To use a kilogram to pound converter (or vice versa), simply choose which way you want to convert, enter the weight you want to convert, and read the result.

Our tool converts between the two units of measurement for you.

Examples of kilogram to pound conversions

In the table below, you can find some examples of kilogram to pound conversions.

Weight in kilogramsWeight in pounds
1 kg
2.205 lb
5 kg
11.023 lb
10 kg
22.046 lb
20 kg
44.092 lb
Examples of kilo to pound conversions

Examples of conversions between the metric and imperial system

You can find some examples of conversions between the metric system and the imperial system in the table below:

Metric vs ImperialImperial vs Metric
Hectares to Acres
1 ha = 2.47 ac
Acres in Hectares
1 ac = 0.40 ha
Square Kilometres to Square Miles
1 km² = 0.39 mi²
Square miles to Square kilometres
1 mi² = 2.59 km²
Square metres to square feet
1 m² = 10.76 ft2
Square feet in square metres
1 ft2 = 0.092903 m²
Centimetres to Inches
1 cm = 0.39 in
Inches to centimetres
1 in = 2.54 cm
Example of conversions between the metric and imperial system

Which provinces in Canada use which systems?

Canadians use a large mix of different units of measurement, from both the metric and imperial systems. This is regardless of if you are in Quebec or an English-speaking province. It is hard to know which ones to use if you are not a native in your province.

Measurements of distance, lengths and areas are a good example to use here. The measurement system you use will depend on what you would like to measure:

  • Weight of a person: imperial
  • Weight of food: imperial or metric
  • Size of a person: imperial
  • Measurement in a building: imperial
  • Size of a building: imperial or metric
  • Distance and speed of cars: metric
  • Size of an apartment: imperial
  • Land area: imperial
  • Land lengths: imperial
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Alexandre Desoutter

Alexandre Desoutter has been working as editor-in-chief and head of press relations at HelloSafe since June 2020. A graduate of Sciences Po Grenoble, he worked as a journalist for several years in French media, and continues to collaborate as a as a contributor to several publications.

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