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What is 21600 nautical miles in statute miles?

A nautical mile is one minute of arc at the earth's equator. Since there are 60 minutes in a degree and 360 degrees in a circle, the circumference of the earth is exactly 21,6 (MORE)

What is a nautical mile?

A nautical mile or sea mile is a unit of length. It corresponds approximately to one minute of latitude along any meridian. It is a non-SI unit used especially by navigators i (MORE)

How and why nautical mile different from statute mile?

A nautical mile (NM) is the distance, of one minute (60 minutes =  one degree) of latitude along the Prime Meridian passing through  Greenwich, England. Ships at sea used se (MORE)

Is nm the correct abbreviation for nautical mile?

No it is not. nm is the Institute for Standards abbreviation for nanometer. According to the International Maritime Organization's "GUIDELINES FOR THE PRESENTATION OF NAVIGATI (MORE)

How many miles are in a nautical mile?

1 nautical mile = approximately 1.151 miles. One mile = 5280 feet One nautical mile = 6000 feet So one nautical mile = 1.1363636 miles 6000 ÷ 5280 = 1.1363636 1 naut (MORE)

How and why is a nautical mile different from a statute mile?

One nautical mile is defined by one latitude minute of arc (there are 60 such minutes to a degree). This equals 1852 meters, and roughly (but coincidentally) 2000 yards or 600 (MORE)