Kilometre

Kilometre: An international measure of length used on the Continent of Europe. It is about three-fifths of a mile or 936 yards. "Kilometre" means 1,000 metres, a metre being about 39.3 inches.[1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.142.

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