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  Kilometre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure).
Like the kilometre, all units of length in the metric system are based on the metre, by adding an SI prefix that stands for a power of ten, such as hecto for one hundred to form hectometre (= 0.1 kilometre) or mega for one million to form megametre (= 1,000 kilometre).
Unicode has symbols for "km" (㎞), for square kilometre (㎢) and for cubic kilometre (㎦); however, they are useful only in CJK texts, where they are equal in size to one Chinese character.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kilometres   (285 words)

  
 Square kilometre - Simple English Wikipedia
A square kilometre (sometimes written km²) is based on the SI unit of measurement of area, the square metre.
It is the area inside a square that has each side equal to 1 kilometre (1000 metres).
One square kilometre is just less than 0.39 square miles.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Square_kilometre   (107 words)

  
 Kilometre - Simple English Wikipedia
The kilometre is the common unit of longer distances on Earth.
The SI unit is the metre, a kilometre is 1000 metres.
It is now used more than the statute mile for road distances, and the nautical mile for sea distances and air distances.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kilometre   (91 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Kilometre
A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure).
Unicode has symbols for "km" (㎞), for square kilometre (㎢) and for cubic kilometre (㎦); however, they are useful only in CJK texts, where they are equal in size to one Chinese character.
Traditionally, the pronunciation of the word kilometre has placed the stress on the first syllable, in line with other metric prefixes.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Kilometre   (168 words)

  
 Kilometre Levy Could Still Go In Any Direction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
According to the minister, it is irresponsible to make a decision on this now, due to the billions in costs involved.
The small centre-left (D66) government party is backing the leftwing opposition, which wants a kilometre levy to be introduced nationwide as soon as possible.
Employer organisations VNO-NCW and MKB, transporters' organisation TLN, lower government authorities and nature organisations plus road-users organisation ANWB made unanimous recommendations to Peijs last May on national kilometre pricing in the Nouwen Commission, as it was known, The government is not adopting these on key points.
www.nisnews.nl /public/100905_1.htm   (388 words)

  
 The Square Kilometre Array project
The latest international meeting (held during July 1998 in Calgary) was devoted to producing the formal science case for the Square Kilometre Array.
However, with the advent of a new technology it is often not the questions expected to be answered which provide the most important discoveries, but those which no-one had thought to ask.
Perhaps the most exciting science driver for the Square Kilometre Array is the opportunity to study the origins of star- and galaxy-formation in the Universe, along with the large scale structure which is intimately connected with this process.
www.atnf.csiro.au /pasa/16_2/hopkins/paper/node2.html   (628 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Kilometre
A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (abreviation: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres.
It is approximately equal to 0.621 miles, 1 094 yards or 3 281 feet.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Kilometre   (131 words)

  
 Cycling | Žumberak - Samobor Mountains Nature Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On the 23rd kilometre, the Trail arrives to KoretićI, passing by the «Žumberak Eco village» branch on the right and the “Scout centre” branch on the left.
On the 33rd kilometre big caution is required because of downhill along macadam road, which is full of gullies.
On the 34th kilometre, there is intersection with crucifix leading for Pavlanci, the Trail turns right and continues downhill.
jagor.srce.hr /pp-zumberak-samoborsko-gorje/English/Biciklizam3_en.htm   (682 words)

  
 The Property   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is approximately 110 kilometre northwest of Ely, Nevada and 110 kilometre southeast of Elko, Nevada.
The land position is 48 kilometre long north to south by 8 kilometre wide east to west.
From Ely the distance is 48 kilometre west on US Highway 50, then 88 kilometre north on the Ruby Marshes road.
www.placerdome.com /operations/us/baldmountain/property.htm   (163 words)

  
 Questions & Answers: Kilometre
In 1988 kilometre with initial stress was just in the majority, but in ten years had slipped back to only 43% of those who replied.
As you say, in scientific use the stress tends to be more often on the first syllable, perhaps because the significance of the prefix is more obvious in technical contexts.
What puzzles people about this stress shift with kilometre is that it doesn’t occur with most other metric units in -metre (-meter if you’re American): we don’t move it in centimetre or millimetre, for example.
www.worldwidewords.org /qa/qa-kil2.htm   (622 words)

  
 Square kilometre - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area.
It is one of the SI derived units.
Spotlight on the future: How 20.000.000 Dutchmen will live in 40.000 square kilometres
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /square_kilometre.htm   (69 words)

  
 Cannes Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In Cannes to present Kilometre Zero in competition, the Kurdish director Hiner Saleem was honored with the prestigious title Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by French Minister of Culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres.
Kilometre Zero, an adventure with some road-movie aspects, is a tribute to Iraqi Kurdistan and a people who were oppressed under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.
Hiner Saleem on his intentions: "Kilometre Zero is not a political film.
www.festival-cannes.fr /films/fiche_film.php?langue=6002&id_film=4280978   (817 words)

  
 SKA Concept
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) would probe the gaseous component of the early Universe, thereby addressing fundamental questions in research on the origin and evolution of the Universe.
HI, CO and continuum radiation would be observed from the interstellar media of most of the galaxies the NGST will discover in the infrared at large redshifts.
Extensive discussion of the envisioned science drivers and of the evolving technical possibilities has led to a concept for the Square Kilometre Array and a set of design goals.
www.ras.ucalgary.ca /SKA/ska_concept.shtml   (702 words)

  
 Aussie Kilometre Pass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Choose your own itinerary, backtrack or stop as often as you like with an Aussie Kilometre Pass, simply purchase your travel in kilometres - from 2,000 to 20,000 - and you can travel in any direction on our national network to the distance purchased.
Aussie Kilometre Passes allow complete flexibility of travel, allowing you to travel in any direction on the network provided you do not exceed your number of kilometres purchased.
All Aussie Kilometres Passes are valid for 12 months from the first day of travel.
www.northernterritoryholidays.com.au /passes/kilometre.html   (209 words)

  
 Australian Kilometre Signs
Kilometre signs are the type of sign pictured above, appear on Australian highways and roads informing the motorist how far it is to the next major town or city.
Pic 5 typifies the typical South Australian kilometre post with a much different font and lettering to the eastern states.
These kilometre markers are placed every km, and represent a major city, highway terminus or any other major road start or end point.
www.hotkey.net.au /~krool/signs   (579 words)

  
 No 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' film depicts war in Iraq as liberation | csmonitor.com
But his film "Kilometre Zero" created a good deal of buzz at the competition, which closed on Saturday, not least because of its final scene.
Kilometre Zero's costar is Ako's Arab driver, and much of the tension in the film derives from the inimical tension in the car between Arab and Kurd as the two men drive the length of Iraq with a flag-draped coffin on the roof.
Also starring, though, is Saddam Hussein, a constant presence in posters and adulatory graffiti and, surreally, in the shape of a massive sculpture on a flat-bed truck that seems to haunt Ako throughout his journey.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0523/p01s03-woeu.html   (1133 words)

  
 Astronomy with the Square Kilometre Array   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be a revolutionary new instrument at centimetre and metre radio wavelengths, with an effective collecting area more than 30 times greater than Arecibo and 100 times greater than the VLA.
Vigorous technological developments in computing and radio frequency devices make it possible for such a telescope, with one million square metres of collecting area, to be built by 2020.
Such a telescope will be a discovery instrument with exquisite sensitivity, able to survey large-scale structure in the very early universe as well as pinpoint the details of radio emission near massive fl holes in active galactic nuclei.
www.lc.leidenuniv.nl /lc/web/2003/20031110/report.html   (412 words)

  
 Kilometre Zero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Although generically structured, "Kilometre Zero" offers a searing look into the horrors the people of Iraq, specifically the Kurds, suffered under the brutish tyranny of Saddam Hussein.
Its most hospitable U.S. venue might be 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., since this Competition entrant personalizes the freedom one Kurdish family attains as a result of the U.S. liberation of Iraq and the downfall of Hussein.
Unfortunately, "Kilometre's" powerful message is delivered with often blunt aesthetics, and commercial prospects are negligible unless the Republican Party gets into the film distribution racket.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/awards/cannes/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000905058   (473 words)

  
 T2000BC ideas page: distance based auto insurance
Under a pay-by-the-year system, the insurance cost is a fixed annual fee and the marginal cost of each kilometre driven is $1500/15000 or 10 cents.
Because of the inherent fairness of paying insurance premiums for the actual kilometres of driving risk undertaken, and the lack of arbitrary, unfair boundaries as in the use classification system, one should expect that a pay-by-the-kilometre system becomes more respected than the present pay-by-the-year system and that the tendency to cheat the system is reduced.
Attempts to cheat a pay-by-the-kilometre system could be made by buying insurance only for a small number of kilometres at the start of the year and then winding the odometer back throughout the year or disconnecting the odometer/speedometer altogether.
www.vcn.bc.ca /t2000bc/debate/ideas/distance_based_insurance.html   (2814 words)

  
 SA bids for Square Kilometre Array - SouthAfrica.info
In addition to the location of the three identified sites, South Africa has the capabilities and track record to host, support, and contribute to the science that will be generated by this giant radio telescope.
The core element of the SKA should be in the centre of a radio interference-free region 100 kilometres in diameter.
The peripheral antennas could be between 1 000 and 10 000 kilometres away from the core element, making the SKA an intercontinental system.
www.safrica.info /what_happening/news/features/ska.htm   (1050 words)

  
 SKA (Square Kilometre Array)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
To achieve its ambitious goals, regardless of what its final technical design implementation will be, it is essential that the area hosting this instrument has a very low level of electromagnetic pollution.
With a total surface of 2.8 millions square kilometres, it is the second largest country in Latin America and the eighth largest country in the world.
It stretches 3800 kilometres from north to south and 1400 km east-west.
www.iar.unlp.edu.ar /SKA   (1464 words)

  
 Kilometre Browser.- How to use   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
You can start Kilometre Browser from the Finder either double clicking its icon or dragging a file or folder to its icon.
If you want to rename the file, you can change the contents of the edition box in the info window, using the keyboard or pasting from the clipboard.
The name, as well as the comments and attributes, will be changed once you close the info window, or deactivate it or quit Kilometre.
www.alex-castro.com /km/howtouse.html   (602 words)

  
 SA bids for Square Kilometre Array - SouthAfrica.info
South Africa has embarked on an ambitious bid to host what will be one of the biggest scientific instruments in the world, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - a future generation international radio telescope that will enable astronomers to probe the early evolution of our galaxy.
The final bid document, accompanied by a supplemental report measuring radio interference, was handed to the international adjudicating panel in Holland on Monday.
In addition to the location of the three identified sites, South Africa has the capabilities and track record to host, support and contribute to the science that will be generated by largest radio telescope ever to be built.
www.southafrica.info /ess_info/sa_glance/scitech/ska.htm   (1166 words)

  
 New Scientist 100-kilometre coral reef discovered off Australia - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Until two years ago, only fringing reefs and isolated coral colonies were known in the shallow gulf.
Then a survey ship carrying researchers from the national research agency Geoscience Australia found patch reefs covering 80 square kilometres at depths of 30 metres, now followed by the long platform reef.
The reefs flourished from about 110,000 to 40,000 years ago, when sea levels were typically 30 to 50 metres lower than today, survey leader Peter Harris told New Scientist.
www.newscientist.com /channel/earth/mg18624973.300   (239 words)

  
 Alice Springs - Two Kilometre Law Promotions - Council News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Signage to promote the two kilometre law will be considered at the next Council meeting on the 29 October.
Alderman Samih Habib, who attended the meeting said, "The Council is willing to fund the erection of signs at the entrances to the town.
Alderman Habib said, "The two kilometre law has been in place for many years, yet very few people in Alice Springs know of its existence or what it means.
www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au /news/newsItem.asp?date=011017&txt=Two   (299 words)

  
 Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa
On 20 October 2005 South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology, Mosibudi Mangena, visited the SKA offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg for a briefing on the project.
These recent developments are, however, only the latest in a tradition of globally-significant astronomical research done in the region, a tradition that stretches back some 250 years.
The SKA is arguably the most important and most exciting project proposed for radio astronomy in the past 50 years.
www.ska.ac.za   (658 words)

  
 YHA Australia Hostels - Aussie Kilometre Pass
The Aussie Kilometre Pass is designed with two words in mind - flexibility and freedom.
This pass allows you to travel within the Greyhound coach network and stay in YHA accommodation over a 12 month period.
It is as easy as choosing the distance (kilometres) in coach travel and nights accommodation to suit your adventure.
www.yha.com.au /traveldeals/details.cfm?ProductID=135   (309 words)

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