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
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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