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# How long does it take to walk a kilometer?

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The average time for walking a kilometer can vary from 7 to 12 minutes, depending on your walking speed, according to About.com. The average walking speed of an adult traveling at an easy pace is 5 kilometers per hour, which equals 12 minutes per kilometer.

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Many factors, such as walking terrain, weather conditions, elevation and preferred walking speed, influence an individual's walking speed. Individuals typically find exceptionally fast or slow speeds uncomfortable. When walking in a group, the average walking speed of the slowest member should be considered as the primary factor for determining the average speed of the whole group.

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