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# How many kilograms are in 1 ton?

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A U.S. ton, which is generally called a short ton or simply, a ton, is equivalent to approximately 907 kilograms. A metric ton is equivalent to 1,000 kilograms.

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The short ton is based on the English measurement system and is equivalent to 2,000 pounds. Each pound is approximately 0.45 kilograms, thus the short ton is equivalent to 907 kilograms. The metric ton, also called the tonne, is based on the metric measurement system. A metric ton is equivalent to 1 megagram, or 1 million grams. Another type of ton is the long ton or U.K. ton, which is equivalent to 1,016 kilograms.

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A U.S. ton is equal to 2,000 pounds, which is also called the short ton. A British ton is equal to 2,240 pounds, and it is also known as the long ton. A metric ton is equal to about 2,204 pounds, closer to the British ton than the American ton.

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One ton of gravel is approximately 18 cubic feet. One and a half tons of gravel equals 1 cubic yard, which is approximately 27 cubic feet. One ton of gravel covers an estimated 80 to 100 square feet when poured 2 inches deep.

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A ton is a measurement of weight, and a cubic yard is a measurement of volume. The number of tons that a given cubic yard of material weighs depends on the material.