›› Measurement unit: li

Full name: chinese mile

Plural form: chinese miles

Symbol: li

Category type: length

Scale factor: 500


›› Similar units

chinese mile
li [ancient China]
li [imperial China]
li [modern China]
line
line [small]


›› SI unit: metre

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


›› Convert li to another unit

Convert li to  

Valid units must be of the length type.
You can use this form to select from known units:

Convert li to  


›› 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: li

li to spat
li to metro
li to miil (mijl) [Danish]
li to t'sun
li to heer
li to football field [U.S.]
li to ken [Japan]
li to kind
li to block [East U.S.]
li to vara [Texas]