Kilometric point

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"You are here" sign on the Canal du Midi just before the turn onto La Nouvelle branch. Note that locations on this French canal are marked in PK values.[1]

A "kilometric point" (French: Point kilométrique, Spanish: Punto kilométrico; PK) is a term used in metricated areas, especially in France and Spain, to provide reference points alongside a transport route such as a road, a railway line or a canal. It is calculated according to the distance in kilometres from a fixed commencement point. In the English-speaking world, its equivalent would be milepost or mile marker.


  1. ^ Jefferson, David (2009). Through the French Canals. Adlard Colles Nautical. ISBN 978-1-4081-0381-4.