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# Is one mile on land different than one mile in water?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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13y ago

A2. YES. A nautical mile is exactly 1852m which is approx 6076 feet.

[It was defined as a 1 minute of arc at the Equator, and this used to be considered 6080 feet, but a re-determination of the length round the equator gives us the lower number.]

A land (Statute) mile is 5280 feet.

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