Q: Why is a nautical mile 6076 feet?

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I think you mean a Nautical Mile. A Nautical Mile is approximately one minute of arc of latitude along any meridian. By international agreement it is exactly 1852 meters (approximately 6076 feet). Source and more information: Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautical_mile

A nautical mile (knot or kt) is approximately 115% of a statute mile. So if you're traveling at one kt, your speed in mph is 1.15. If you're going 10 kts, you're doing 11.5 mph, and if you're going 100 kts, you're doing 115 mph. A nautical mile is 6076 feet and a statute mile is 5280 feet. Dividing 6076 by 5280 gives us 1.1507575 or...about 1.15, as stated in the above answer.

One land mile is equal to 5280 feet one air mile is equal to 6076 feet

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.

5280 feet in one Statute Mile 6080 feet in UK Nautical Mile 6076.12 feet in one Intl Nautical Mile

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1 nautical mile is exactly 1.852 kilometers. In US standard measurements, it is approximately 6076 feet, or roughly 1.15 miles.

There are 6,076 feet in a nautical mile.

I think you mean a Nautical Mile. A Nautical Mile is approximately one minute of arc of latitude along any meridian. By international agreement it is exactly 1852 meters (approximately 6076 feet). Source and more information: Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautical_mile

There are 6,082 feet in one nautical mile !

A nautical mile (knot or kt) is approximately 115% of a statute mile. So if you're traveling at one kt, your speed in mph is 1.15. If you're going 10 kts, you're doing 11.5 mph, and if you're going 100 kts, you're doing 115 mph. A nautical mile is 6076 feet and a statute mile is 5280 feet. Dividing 6076 by 5280 gives us 1.1507575 or...about 1.15, as stated in the above answer.

One nautical mile is 6,076.12 feet (rounded).

1 nautical mile (sea mile) = 6,076 feet

One land mile is equal to 5280 feet one air mile is equal to 6076 feet

1 Nautical Mile(s) = 6,076.1154855643 Feet

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.

1 nautical mile = 6,000

Nautical mile = 6080 feet Statute mile = 5280 feet Difference = 800 feet.