›› Measurement unit: chinese mile

Full name: chinese mile

Plural form: chinese miles

Symbol: li

Category type: length

Scale factor: 500

›› SI unit: metre

The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.002 chinese mile.

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›› Definition: Chinese mile

The li (里, lǐ) is a traditional Chinese unit of distance, which has varied considerably over time but now has a standardized length of 500 meters or half a kilometer (c. 1640 feet). A modern li consists of 1,500 Chinese "feet" or chi and, in the past, was often translated as a "mile." Since the li has generally been only about a third as long as the mile, translating the character as "Chinese mile" or simply "li" is much less likely to produce confusion or error.

›› Sample conversions: chinese mile

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