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li [ancient China]
li [imperial China]
li [modern China]
How many feet in 1 li?
The answer is 1640.4199475066.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 3.2808398950131 feet, or 0.002 li.
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A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. There are twelve inches in one foot and three feet in one yard.
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.
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