**Definitions:**

**Kilometer Square** (abbreviation: **km2**): is the SI derived unit of area. It is the area of a square whose sides measure exactly one kilometre. The square metre is derived from the SI base unit of the metre, which itself is the length of the path travelled by light in absolute vacuum within time interval of 1/299,792,458 * 1000 of a second.

**Centimeter Square** (abbreviation: **cm2**): is the SI derived unit of area. It is the area of a square whose sides measure exactly one centimeter. The square centimeter is derived from the SI base unit of the metre, which itself is the length of the path travelled by light in absolute vacuum within time interval of 1/299,792,458 * 1/100 of a second.

## How to Convert Kilometers Square to Centimeters Square

*Example: How many centimeters square are equivalent to 18.43 kilometers square?*

As;

1 kilometers square = 10000000000 centimeters square

18.43 kilometers square = Y centimeters square

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 18.43 times 10000000000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 18.43 * 10000000000 / 1 = 184300000000 centimeters square

Answer is: 184300000000 centimeters square are equivalent to 18.43 kilometers square.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into cm2:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 64.26 km2

( ii ) 39.31 km2

( iii ) 42.28 km2