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To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 1 kilometre and 10 kilometres (103 and 104 metres).
Distances shorter than 1 kilometre
1 kilometre (unit symbol km) is equal to:
Human-defined scales and structures
- 98 airports have paved runways from 4 km to 5.5 km in length.
- 1.637 km — deepest dive of Lake Baikal in Russia, the world's largest fresh water lake.
- 2.228 km — Height of Mount Kosciuszko, highest point in Australia
- Most of Manhattan is from 3 to 4 km wide.
- 4.810 km — Height of Mont Blanc, highest peak in the Alps
- 4.884 km — Height of Carstensz Pyramid, highest peak in Oceania
- 5.610 km — Height of Mount Damavand, highest peak in Iran
- 5.642 km — Height of Mount Elbrus, highest peak in Europe
- 5.895 km — Height of Mount Kilimanjaro, highest peak in Africa
- 6.081 km — Height of Mount Logan, highest peak in Canada
- 6.194 km — Height of Mount McKinley, highest peak in North America
- 6.959 km — Height of Aconcagua, highest peak in South America
- 7.5 km — Depth of Cayman Trench, deepest point in the Caribbean Sea
- 8.848 km — Height of Mount Everest, highest peak on Earth, on the border between Nepal and China
Distances longer than 10 kilometres
- ^ "long wave". Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
wavelength above one kilometre (and a frequency below 300 kHz)
- ^ "Golden Gate Bridge official website". Retrieved 10 June 2012.
- ^ "nautical mile". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
- ^ Akashi Kaikyo Bridge @ Everything2.com, Everything2, 2002-09-09, retrieved 2009-04-19
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- ^ Jeffrey Friedl (2008-12-09), Supporting the Longest Suspension Bridge in the World, archived from the original on 2009-04-25, retrieved 2009-04-19
- ^ New height of world's railway born in Tibet, Xinhua News Agency, 2005-08-24, archived from the original on 2009-04-25, retrieved 2009-04-19
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- ^ "Russians in landmark Baikal dive". BBC News. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
current record of 1,637m was set in Lake Baikal in the 1990s
- ^ "Kosciuszko National Park lookouts and scenery". Office of Environment & Heritage: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service.
- ^ "Carstensz Pyramid details". Carstensz Pyramid Site.