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The potential reserve also has to be at least 700 square kilometers (435 miles), partially or fully accessible to the public, and legally protected for scientific, educational, cultural, and/or public enjoyment purposes.
The vehicle’s average speed was 184.11 kilometer per hour (114.4 miles per hour) during the record lap.
Kato teaches at Hokkaido University’s Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies in Sapporo, more than 400 kilometers to the south.
Seawater penetrated as much as a half-kilometer (one-third of a mile) inland in places.
Each year more than 200,000 pilgrims hike enough of it to earn a Compostela, which is the official document attesting to having completed at least 100 kilometers of the trail.
Soelden also boasts the Aqua Dome thermal spa center, an ice rink and a five-kilometer floodlit natural toboggan run.
Barriere finished the regional five-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 46.8 seconds to place 18th overall and earn the last of 10 individual state berths Oct. 23 in Huntsville.
According to the Project Loon website, the company has flown more than 19 million kilometers (almost 12 million miles) in test flights.
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A kilometer is equal to about 62/100 of a mile, and a mile is equal to about 1.61 kilometers. The U.S. has been slow to adopt metric measures, which are used almost everywhere else in the world. Though our car speedometers are often marked in both miles and kilometers, the U.S. and Great Britain are practically the only developed nations that still show miles rather than kilometers on their road signs. But even in the U.S., footraces are usually measured in meters or kilometers, like the Olympic races. Runners normally abbreviate kilometer to K: "a 5K race" (3.1 miles), "the 10K run" (6.2 miles), and so on.
Origin and Etymology of kilometer
First Known Use: 1810See Words from the same year
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