›› Measurement unit: square mile

Full name: square mile

Plural form: square miles

Symbol: mi2

Alternate spelling: sq mi

Category type: area

Scale factor: 2589988.11034


›› Similar units

square mile
square mile [nautical]
square mile [survey, U.S. statute]


›› SI unit: square meter

The SI derived unit for area is the square meter.
1 square meter is equal to 3.86102158542E-7 square mile.


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›› Definition: Square mile

A square mile is defined as the area of a square with sides one mile in length.

The definition of a mile is as follows:

A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. Today, one mile is mainly equal to about 1609 m on land and 1852 m at sea and in the air, but see below for the details. The abbreviation for mile is 'mi'. There are more specific definitions of 'mile' such as the metric mile, statute mile, nautical mile, and survey mile. On this site, we assume that if you only specify 'mile' you want the statute mile.


›› Sample conversions: square mile

square mile to stremma
square mile to square city block [Midwest U.S.]
square mile to manzana [Costa Rican]
square mile to virgate
square mile to acre
square mile to square attometre
square mile to caballeria [Central America]
square mile to square chain [Gunter, survey]
square mile to square vara [Texas]
square mile to square myriametre