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Characteristic

knot

( U.S. and international unit )

Notes

Symbol

kn

Other Names

nautical-mile-per-hour, nmph, kt

Metric (SI) Equivalent

1.852 kilometers / hour

This equivalent and the one below are calculated from exact values.

Another Metric (SI) Equivalent with More Basic Units

0.51444444444 meters / second

Metric (SI) Dimensions

length × time-1

Description in Terms of Other Units and Constants

nautical-mile / hour

Quantity

Velocity and Speed

Unit Group

knot Group