# Metric pound conversions

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## What is metric pound?

The **metric pound** is a unit of mass in the metric system equal to 0.5 kilograms (1 metric pound = 0.5 kg), the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 500 grams (g), or 500,000 milligrams (mg) or 500x106 micrograms (μg) (SI units of mass), or 17.636981 ounces (oz), or 7,716.179 grains (gr) or 1.10231131 pounds (lb), which are US customary / Imperial units of mass.

The **pound definition** varies depending on the system of units used, as follows:

- The avoirdupois pound (or simply "pound"), equal to 453.59237 grams (g) or 0.45359237 kilograms (kg)
- The troy pound, equal to 373.2417216 grams (g) or 0.3732417216 kilograms (kg)
- The metric pound, equal to 500 grams (g) or 0.5 kilograms (kg)

Over time, various pounds have been recorded. Examples of pound units include:

- The tower pound, equal to about 350 grams (g) or 0.350 kilograms (kg)
- The merchant's pound, equal to about 437.5 grams (g) or 0.4375 kilograms (kg)
- The London pound, equal to about 466.66 grams (g) or 0.46666 kilograms (kg)
- The Roman libra, equal to about 327 grams (g) or 0.327 kilograms (kg)
- The Russian pound (or funt), equal to about 409.52 grams (g) or 0.40952 kilograms (kg)
- The Jersey pound, equal to about 490 grams (g) or 0.490 kilograms (kg)

The metric pound (500 grams) is commonly used in many countries after the introduction of the metric system. The terms differ from country to country as follows: in French: livre; in German: Pfund; in Dutch: pond; in Italian: libbra; in Spanish and Portuguese: libra; in Danish and Swedish: pund

*Notes:*

(i) The name "pound" comes from the Latin phrase "libra pondo" which means "a pound weight"

(ii) The abbreviation "lb" for pound comes from the Roman "libra"; the "lbs" abbreviation is also commonly used to indicate the plural unit "pounds"

*Symbol:*

metric lb

*Plural:*

metric pounds

*Also called:*

metric pound-mass (symbol: metric lbm)

## Metric pound conversions: direct access

A compehensive list with conversions from metric pounds to other (metric, imperial, or customary) mass and weight measurement units is given below.

- metric pound to atomic mass unit (metric lb to amu)
- metric pound to carat (metric lb to ct)
- metric pound to centigram (metric lb to cg)
- metric pound to crith
- metric pound to dalton (metric lb to Da)
- metric pound to decigram (metric lb to dg)
- metric pound to drachm (metric lb to drc)
- metric pound to dram (metric lb to dr)
- metric pound to electron mass (metric lb to m
_{e}) - metric pound to grain (metric lb to gr)
- metric pound to gram (metric lb to g)
- metric pound to hundredweight (UK) (metric lb to cwt)
- metric pound to hundredweight (US) (metric lb to cwt)
- metric pound to kilogram (metric lb to kg)
- metric pound to kilotonne (metric lb to kt)
- metric pound to kip
- metric pound to long ton
- metric pound to metric grain (metric lb to metric gr)
- metric pound to metric ton (metric lb to t)
- metric pound to microgram (metric lb to μg)
- metric pound to milligram (metric lb to mg)
- metric pound to nanogram (metric lb to ng)
- metric pound to ounce (metric lb to oz)
- metric pound to pennyweight (metric lb to dwt)
- metric pound to picogram (metric lb to pg)
- metric pound to pound (metric lb to lb)
- metric pound to quarter (UK) (metric lb to qtr)
- metric pound to quarter (US) (metric lb to qtr)
- metric pound to quintal
- metric pound to short ton
- metric pound to tonne (metric lb to t)
- metric pound to troy ounce (metric lb to oz t)
- metric pound to troy pound (metric lb to lb t)