Home / Time Conversion / Convert hours to minutes

Convert hours to minutes

Please provide values below to convert hour [h] to minute [min], or vice versa.

From: hour
To: minute
     

Hour

Definition: An hour (symbol: h) is a unit of time conventionally defined as 1/24 of a day and 3,600 seconds. In Coordinated Universal Time, a negative or positive leap second may be incorporated to keep the hour within 0.9 seconds of universal time, making an hour either 3,599 or 3,601 seconds in some cases.

History/origin: The term "hour" is derived from the Anglo-Norman "houre," which was in use around the 13th century.

There have been many definitions of the hour throughout history based on culture or region, such as the hour being divided into 1/12 of a period daylight or darkness. It is believed that the custom of dividing the cycle of day and night into 24 periods began with the ancient Egyptians.

Current use: The hour is used globally as a unit of time. Most forms of employment require a certain number of hours worked per day, with compensation being based on the measured or expected hours worked. Durations starting from 30 minutes (half an hour) are commonly used colloquially.

Minute

Definition: A minute (symbol: min) is a unit of time based on the second, the base unit of the International System of Units (SI). It is equal to 60 seconds. Under Coordinated Universal Time, a minute can have a leap second, making the minute equal to 61 rather than 60 seconds.

History/origin: The term "minute" is derived from the Latin "pars minuta prima" which means the "first small part." The minute was originally defined as 1/60 of an hour (60 seconds), based on the average period of Earth's rotation relative to the sun, known as a mean solar day.

Current use: The minute, as a multiple of the second, is used for all manner of measurements of duration, from timing races, measuring cooking or baking times, number of heart beats per minute, to any number of other applications.



Hour to Minute Conversion Table

Hour [h]Minute [min]
0.01 h0.6 min
0.1 h6 min
1 h60 min
2 h120 min
3 h180 min
5 h300 min
10 h600 min
20 h1200 min
50 h3000 min
100 h6000 min
1000 h60000 min


How to Convert Hour to Minute

1 h = 60 min
1 min = 0.0166666667 h

Example: convert 15 h to min:
15 h = 15 × 60 min = 900 min



Popular Time Unit Conversions


Convert Hour to Other Time Units