## Number of seconds in an hour

**How many seconds are there in an hour?**

**3600**

It is widely known the fact that there are 3600 seconds in an hour. The mechanism is extremely simple. There are 60 seconds in a minute and there are 60 minutes in an hour. The main idea is that there are 3600 seconds in an hour (60*60=3600). You multiply sixty by sixty and you obtain 3600. Not too many people know that the hour was originally defined in Egypt as 1/24 of a day, based on their duo-decimal numbering system.

This fact is verified on : December 11, 2013.