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A mile is a unit o lenth. Thare is mony different kynds o mile.

Statute mile[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the US an the UK the wird mile for ordinar means the statute mile.

1 statute mile = 1,760 yaird (by defineetion)
= 5,280 fit
= 1.609344 kilometre (exactly)

Nautical mile[eedit | eedit soorce]

The nautical mile is uised for sea or air traivel.

The nautical mile wis oreeginally defined as ane meenit o airc alang a line o longitude o the Yird. Thare are 60 meenit o arc in ae degree or airc (60' = 1°). Sae thare war 10,800 nautical mile frae the North Powl tae the Sooth Powl.

Nou the nautical mile is defined as 1,852 metre.

1 nautical mile = 1,852 metre (by defineetion)
≈ 6,076 fit
≈ 1.151 statute mile

Roman mile[eedit | eedit soorce]

The mile wis first uised by the Romans. It comes frae the Laitin phrase mille passus (plural: milia passuum). This means "ae thoosand passes". A pass is the distance ilka fit muives whan takkin the ae stap.

1 Roman mile = 1,000 Roman passes (by defineetion)
≈ 1,479 metre
≈ 4,852 fit

Ither miles[eedit | eedit soorce]

Different miles hae been uised ootthrou history in mony pairts o the warld. In Norrowey an Swaden, for ensaumple, a mil is a unit o lenth that is equal tae 10 kilometre.