Convert kilograms to pounds

How many pounds in a kilogram? 1 kilogram is equal to 2.20462262 pounds, which is the conversion factor from kilograms to pounds.
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Facts about kilogram (kg)

The kilogram or kilogramme, (symbol: kg) is the SI base unit of mass. It is defined as being equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram. It is the only SI base unit that employs a prefix, and the only SI unit that is still defined in relation to an artifact rather than to a fundamental physical property. A kilogram is equivalent to 2.205 avoirdupois pounds in the Imperial system that is used in the United States. See all conversions for kilograms here.

Facts about pound (lb)

The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. Most commonly, it refers to the avoirdupois pound (454 g), divided into 16 avoirdupois ounces. See all conversions for pounds here.

General information about kg to lbs

Conversion category:Mass
SI standard unit for mass:Kilogram (kg)
Related categories:Force, Torque, Body mass index (BMI)

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