# Kilogram vs. Quintal: What's the Difference?

## Kilogram and Quintal Definitions

#### Kilogram

Abbr. kg The base unit of mass in the International System, equal to 1,000 grams (2.2046 pounds). See Table at measurement.

#### Quintal

A unit of mass in the metric system equal to 100 kilograms.

Kilogram force.

#### Quintal

See hundredweight.

#### Kilogram

In the International System of Units, the base unit of mass; conceived of as the mass of one litre of water, but now defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the Planck constant h to be 6.626 070 15 × 10-34 when expressed in units of kg⋅m2⋅s−1. Symbol: kg

#### Quintal

(historical) hundredweight, 100 or 112 English or American pounds.

#### Kilogram

(proscribed) The unit of weight such that a one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.

#### Quintal

(historical) Various other similar units of weight in other systems.

#### Kilogram

A measure of weight, being a thousand grams, equal to 2.2046226 pounds avoirdupois (15,432.34 grains). It is equal to the weight of a cubic decimeter of distilled water at the temperature of maximum density, or 39° Fahrenheit.

#### Quintal

An unofficial metric unit equal to 100 kg.

#### Kilogram

One thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;
A kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds

#### Quintal

A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. Cental.

#### Quintal

A metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100 kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois.

#### Quintal

A unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms

#### Quintal

A United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds