Here we will be discussing how far is 3 km. To understand properly we will compare real-world things with 3 kilometers.

Check out these examples that we have here for your better understanding.

1) 185 Semi-Trucks Trailers

2) Six CN Towers

3) Size of 27 Football Fields

4) 165 Bowling Lanes

5) Height of 245 Telephone Poles

6) 125 Tennis Courts

7) 24 Baseball Fields

8) 246 Buses

9) 20 Shanghai Maglev Trains

## How Long is 3 Kilometers?

Here we have several mountains and physical features that will help us to describe the height of three kilometers. Let us have a look at these famous natural land features which help describe the given size.

### 1) Half as Tall as Mount Kilimanjaro

We are aware of this iconic mountain, the peaks of Kilimanjaro! The rough terrain has been conquered by several mountaineers and adventure enthusiasts. The height of this mountain in Tanzania is 5.890790 kilometers. Thus, when we see 3 kilometers is almost half the height of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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### 2) Half as Tall as Mount Elbrus

We have all heard about Mt Elbrus which is a famous mountain in Russia. This is a suitable example of a mountain that we can cite to define the height of its kilometers. The height of the mountain is 5.6420 kilometers and it is situated at Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit). Hence we can say that three kilometers are about half the size of Mount Elbrus in Russia.

### 3) Half as Tall as Mount Logan

Logan Mountain in Canada is also a great example to describe the height of three kilometers. We can describe the height as three kilometers with the height of the Mountain which is about 5.9590 kilometers. Almost half of the height of the mountain is equivalent to the height of three kilometers. Mount Logan is situated at Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada).

### 4) Half as Tall as Denali mountain

The Denali mountain is also Mount McKinley. The height of the mountain is estimated to be 6.1930 kilometers. Thus you can imagine how huge this mountain is! But we also have to think about half its height because that is what we need to describe the length of 3 kilometers. Denali National Park and Preserve is situated in Alaska. You may look up pictures on the internet for viewing what Mt Denali looks like!

### 5) Almost as long as Venice Beach, Los Angeles

The world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk stretches over 3 kilometers. Throughout the year, millions of tourists, and performers visit this beach. It also has a 1-mile market which is thronged by people of every age.

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### 6) Almost as Tall as Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is an active volcano in Japan. It is also the second highest volcano mountain in the world. Its height is 12388 feet (3776 meters) which is approximately 3 kilometers. Thus, if we are confronted with the question of how far 3 km is, then we can say that it’s almost as tall as Mount Fuji.

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## Common Objects Compared to 3 km

### 1) 185 Semi-Trucks Trailers

We all have seen what a semi-truck trailer looks like! They are used for transporting vehicles from one place to another! These vehicles are huge in length and you must have seen some on the highways. The length of one semi-truck trailer is 53 feet and that of 185 truck trailers is equivalent to 3 kilometers or 9805 feet.

### 2) Six CN Towers

The famous CN tower in Ontario is an iconic structure that we all have heard about. If you can imagine six such CN towers one above the other then you will be able to estimate the total height of three kilometers. One such CN tower is equivalent to 553.3 meters or 1815.3 feet. To be precise the height of six such towers will be equal to 3.3 km which is also equal to 10,891.8 feet.

### 3) Size of 27 Football Fields

Now we have seen football fields in our colleges, schools, and stadiums. We are also aware of the game of football and its rules. The professional American football field is 360 feet long. Thus to get an idea about the length of three kilometers you have to imagine 27 such football fields in a line. That will give you a total length of 9720 feet. This measurement is about 2.962 units shorter than the measurement of 3 kilometers.

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### 4) 165 Bowling Lanes

We all love to play the sports of bowling! Indeed it is pretty much fun to engage in the game of bowling which requires the player to roll the ball and hit the bowling pins at the end of the alley. The greater the number of pins that are dropped the higher the score. The length of one such bowling lane is 60 feet. 165 such identical bowling lanes in a straight line will add up to the length of 9900 feet which is equivalent to 3 kilometers.

### 5) Height of 245 Telephone Poles

The height of a telephone pole is about 40 feet tall. We are talking about the height which is not buried under the soil. Another 6 feet is present underground which we will be omitting. Now if you can imagine 245 such telephone poles in a straight line then you will get the measurement of three kilometers.

### 6) 125 Tennis Courts

Those of us who take interest in the game of tennis know what a tennis court looks like. The length of the court is 78 feet or 23.77 meters. Hence if you can imagine 125 such tennis courts in a line then you will get a total measurement of three kilometers.

### 7) 24 Baseball Fields

We can also cite the example of 24 baseball fields in a line each of which is 400 feet or 122 meters in length. Hence 24 such identical baseball fields will add up to three kilometers in distance.

### 8) 246 Buses

We see the common transit buses on the road and some of us need these buses to travel every day from place to place. As we are commuting to work or when we are traveling back home buses are required by all age groups, from school students to office goers.

The length of each bus is about 40 feet and hence when we are describing the distance of three kilometers with the length of the bus, it is estimated that you will be needing 246 buses in a straight line to add up to that particular distance. If you can imagine such an arrangement where 246 buses are standing in a straight line then you will be able to observe the distance of three kilometers.

### 9) 20 Shanghai Maglev Trains

A Shanghai Maglev train is 153 meters in length. This famous magnetic levitation train operates in Shanghai, China. 20 Shanghai Maglev trains along their length will add up to 3 kilometers.

Naomi is an educator with 2 decades of experience working with children of all ages. She is a keen observer of the magic and importance of Maths in our daily lives. Follow me on Linkedin