XinY Units - Convert length units from Kilometres to Hands
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The kilometre, or kilometer in American English, is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres. Many people know a marathon race is 26.2 miles long but did you know that a marathon is 42.195 in kilometres?
The hand is a unit of measurement of length standardized to 4 in (101.6 mm). It is used to measure the height of horses in many English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It was originally based on the breadth of a human hand. The average shire horse is 16 to 17 hands tall and can even reach up to 18 hands.