›› Measurement unit: nautical mile

Full name: mile [nautical, international]

Plural form: nautical miles

Alternate spelling: international nautical mile

Category type: length

Scale factor: 1852


›› Similar units

mile [nautical, international]
mile [nautical, US]
mile [nautical, UK]


›› SI unit: metre

The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.00053995680345572 nautical mile.


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›› Definition: Nautical mile

A nautical mile or sea mile is a unit of length. It is accepted for use with the International System of Units, but it is not an SI unit. The nautical mile is used around the world for maritime and aviation purposes. It is commonly used in international law and treaties, especially regarding the limits of territorial waters. It developed from the geographical mile.


›› Sample conversions: nautical mile

nautical mile to legoa
nautical mile to vara [South America]
nautical mile to werst
nautical mile to meile [Austria]
nautical mile to rood
nautical mile to chain [Gunter, survey]
nautical mile to shackle
nautical mile to rod [international]
nautical mile to cable [British]
nautical mile to fall [Scotland]