The **kilotonne****(kt**) is a unit that is often used to indicate the mass of large quantities, such as those found in mining, shipping or nuclear weapons. One kiloton corresponds to 1,000 tons.

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## Kiloton in tons

**1 kiloton (kt) = 1,000 tons (t)**

This is the simplest conversion, as the kilotonne is derived from the tonne.

## Kilotonne in kilograms

A kilogram is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI).

**1 ton (t) = 1,000 kilograms (kg)**

Since one kiloton equals 1,000 tons:

**1 kiloton (kt) = 1,000,000 kilograms (kg)**

## Kiloton in grams

The gram is another important unit in the SI system and there are 1,000 grams in a kilogram.

**1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000 grams (g)**

Conversion using our previous information:

**1 kiloton (kt) = 1,000,000,000 grams (g)**

## Kiloton in pounds

In countries that use the imperial system, the pound is a common unit of mass.

**1 kilogram (kg) = 2.20462 pounds (lb)**

Since one kiloton equals 1,000,000 kilograms:

**1 kiloton (kt) = 2,204,620,000 pounds (lb)**

## Kiloton in ounces

One pound is divided into 16 ounces.

**1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz)**

Using the conversion mentioned above:

**1 kiloton (kt) = 35,273,920,000 ounces (oz)**

## Conclusion

Converting from kilotons to other units allows us to get a better understanding of the size and mass of large quantities. Although the kiloton is not as commonly used as the kilogram or ton, it is still of central importance in certain areas and applications. It is always useful to know how to convert between these units to have a clearer idea of the orders of magnitude you are dealing with.

## Weight

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- Kilogram in hundredweight
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## Weight

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- Decitonne
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- Gigatonne
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- Gram in decigrams
- Gram in micrograms
- Gram in milligrams
- Gram in nanogram
- Gram in ounce
- Kilogram
- Kilogram in decagrams
- Kilogram in grams
- Kilogram in hundredweight
- Kilogram in Pound
- Kilogram in pounds
- Kilograms in tons
- Kiloton
- Megaton
- Micrograms
- Milligram
- Nanogram
- Ounce
- Picogram
- Pound
- Pound
- Short tone
- Teratonne
- Ton
- Ton in decitonne
- Ton in gigatonne
- Ton in kiloton
- Ton in Long ton
- Ton in Short ton
- Tonne in megatonne
- Zentner