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.
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.