Mile vs. Nautical Mile

Mile
Nautical Mile

While mile is a unit of distance on land, a nautical mile is used to measure distances at sea.

1 nautical mile = 1.151 mi

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Mile

Nautical Mile

Yards 1 mile = 1,760 yd 1 nautical mile = 2025.372 yd
Feet 1 mile = 5,280 ft 1 nautical mile = 6076.115 ft
Metres 1 mile = 1609.344 m 1 nautical mile = 1852 m
Inches 1 mile = 63,360 in 1 nautical mile = 72,913 in
Kilometers 1 mile = 1.609 km 1 nautical mile = 1.852 km
Miles 1 mile = 1 mile 1 nautical mile = 1.151 mi

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Anonymous comments (4)

March 24, 2009, 3:46am

why can't they be the same thing???

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May 27, 2013, 8:02pm

Thank you for the explaination. Until I started watching The Deadliest Catch never knew there was a difference.

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August 7, 2012, 5:52pm

They are different because the nautical mile accounts for the curvature of the earth while the land mile does not.

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July 19, 2009, 4:13pm

who knew? I always thought it was the same... DUH.

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