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# How many kilograms are in a metric ton?

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A metric ton contains 1,000 kilograms. Because the metric system originated in Europe and is the official system of measurement there, it is common to see the term written with the British spelling of metric tonne.

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A metric ton is equal to 2,204.6 pounds. A US (short) ton equals approximately 907 kilograms, while a British (long) ton equals approximately 1,016 kilograms. The base unit for measuring weight or mass in the metric system is the gram. The prefix "kilo" comes from the Greek word "chilioi," which means "thousand." Any measurement with a "kilo" prefix in the metric system represents 1,000 of the base units. Therefore, a kilogram is 1,000 grams, a kilometer is 1,000 meters, and so on for other measurements. The metric measurement for 100 kilograms is a quintal, meaning that a metric ton is also referred to as 10 quintals.

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There are approximately 358 U.S. gallons per metric ton. According to conversion tables at the Iowa State University website, 1 United States gallon is equal to 0.002791 metric tons. Conversely, there are 1/0.002791 gallons per metric ton, which works out to 358.294518 U.S. gallons per metric ton.

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A metric ton weighs 1,000 kilograms. A metric ton (t) is not part of the International System of Units but is approved for use. Ton can be spelled as "tonne," which is the standard spelling in the metric system. Prior to metrication, the ton weighed 1,016 kilograms, or 2,240 pounds.

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One ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds. Some systems of measurement differentiate between a short ton and a long ton.