# kg to lbs | convert kilograms to pounds

How many pounds in a kilogram?

1 kilogram or 1000 grams equals 2.20 pounds

### Kilograms to Pounds Converter

 Kilograms Pounds (lb) = Detailed result here

To use this calculator, simply type the value in any box at left or at
right. It accepts fractional values.

## Definition of kilogram

The kilogram (kg) is the SI unit of mass. It is equal to the mass
of the international prototype of the kilogram. This prototype is a
platinum-iridium international prototype kept at the International Bureau
of Weights and Measures. One kg is approximately equal to 2.20462262184878
pounds.

## Definition of pound

One pound, the international avoirdupois pound, is legally defined
as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms.

## Kilogram to lbs formula

To calculate a kilogram value to the corresponding value in pound, just
multiply the quantity in kilogram by
2.20462262184878 (the conversion factor).

### Kilogram to pounds formulae

Pounds = kilograms × 2.20462262184878

The factor 2.20462262184878 is the result of the division 1/0.45359237
(pound definition). So, a better formula is

Pounds = kilograms / 0.45359237

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• How many pounds are in 1 kilogram?
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