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It is called kilometer to a unit that is used to measure lengths and that is equivalent to A thousand meters . It is, therefore, one of the multiples of the unit known as subway .

The kilometer symbol is km , both singular and plural (1 km, 3 km, 568 km) and it is important to note that it is not an abbreviation; This does not include a period at the end. It has to be written, on the other hand, always in lower case to avoid confusion with the symbol of the Kelvin (K ), a unit of temperature.

One kilometer equals, compared to others units, at 0.621 miles, 1,093.61 yards and 3,280.83 feet, for example. It should be noted that these equivalences are not exact, but that they are approximations.

According to International System of Units , one kilometer is equivalent to 10 hectometers, 100 decimeters, 1,000 meters, 10,000 decimeters, 100,000 centimeters and 1,000,000 millimeters.

For logical reasons, the distances between cities or countries usually expressed in kilometers. For example: “Buenos Aires is 404 kilometers from Mar del Plata”. That same phrase, reflected in meters, would be more complicated to express: “Buenos Aires is 404,000 meters from Mar del Plata”.

The speed of cars is also expressed, for similar reasons, in kilometers per hour : “I bought a new car that reaches 220 kilometers per hour, although I cannot prove it since in my city you cannot exceed 100 kilometers per hour”. If the speed of the cars were measured in meters per hour, figures such as 220,000 meters per hour or 100,000 meters per hour would be handled.

The legends of the roads

In many countries there are stories Dark ones that are located on the roads, more precisely, in certain kilometers. These legends ensure that strange, inexplicable things happen at that point on the street: cars that go out of the way without explanation, radios that lose the signal or receive interference, apparitions, surreal accidents, etc.

Many people dislike these stories; However, when something strange happens to them at that point they stop doing it, because deep down there are things that have no explanation and therefore, just as they cannot be taken for granted, there is no way to deny them either.

In Germany it is said that kilometer 239 of the road that connects Bremen and Bremenrhaven is located possessed by strange presences. This route has earned the reputation of "damn road" since since it was built, at km 239 there have been accidents extremely strange for which there is no logical explanation. For a long time the locals tried to understand the reasons, without obtaining any results; Then they made the decision to avoid that section.

After an expert in paranormal events went to the scene and buried a copper box with a metal that was shaped like a star, the accidents ceased. Now, there are two versions: one says that metal keeps the magnetism of the area at bay and therefore avoids misfortunes; the other, which most people rely on, argues that it is an object that has a spell that keeps the forces from evil away ... We will never know what the exact explanation is.

Like this one, there are many stories about cursed kilometers, where our life runs danger to be threatened by presences from another world. Possibly everyone has their point of view, and many people are skeptical of these legends, considering that suggestion extends the limits of credibility. However, these accidents occur and there are many people who have lived through them, so we know that in certain sections of the road it is necessary to have your eyes wide open and above all, try to act normally.

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