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a nautical mile corresponds approximately to one minute of latitude along any meridian

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What is the definition of kt?

"kt" is short for 'knot ' or 1 nautical mile per hour (by definition),


How much is1 nautical mile?

1 nautical mile = 1.85200 kilometers 1 nautical mile = 1.15077945 mile


What is bigger a mile or a nautical mile?

a nautical mile is 1.852 km and a mile is (statute)1.609344 km so a mile is bigger than a nautical mile


Which is longer a nautical mile or land mile?

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Which is longer a nautical mile or an ordinary mile?

A nautical mile is the same as 1.15 regular miles, so a nautical mile is longer.


Nautical mile compared to a mile?

1 nautical mile = 1.15077945 miles


How can you differentiate statute mile and nautical mile?

Nautical mile is usually designated by nmi. An international nautical mile is defined as 1852 meters.


How do you convert a nautical mile to regular mile?

1 regular mile = 0.868961 nautical mile


Km to nautical mile?

I nautical mile = 1.852 kilometres.


Why is a nautical mile longer than a standard land mile?

The international standard definition is: 1 nautical mile = 1,852 metres exactly.[1] The nautical mile was historically defined as a minute of arc along a meridian of the Earth, making a meridian exactly 180×60 = 10,800 historical nautical miles.[6] It can therefore be used for approximate measures on a meridian as change of latitude on a nautical chart. The originally intended definition of the metre as 10-7 of a half-meridian makes the mean historical nautical mile exactly (2×107)/10,800 = 1,851.851851… historical metres. Based on the current IUGG meridian of 20,003,931.4585 (standard) metres the mean historical nautical mile is 1,852.216 m.


What is longer a nautical or land mile?

A nautical mile is longer than a land mile. One nautical mile is equal to 1.15 land miles.


What is Another name for a nautical mile?

A Nautical Mile is also known as a Sea Mile.


Which is longer a nautical mile or statute mile?

1 mi = .868976 nautical mile


Which is greater a nautical mile or a mile?

A statute mile is 5280 feet; a nautical mile is 6026 feet, or about 1.15 statute miles. So a nautical mile is about 15% longer.


How many feet are there in a nautical mile?

1 nautical mile = 6,000


Why is nautical mile 1852 meters?

1852m is one nautical mile.


How many km to a nautical mile?

One nautical mile is 1.852km


Which is longer a mile or a nautical mile?

A nautical mile is longer. It is 1, 853 metres long


How many feet are a mile?

There are 5,280 feet in a statute mile or approximately 6,076 feet in a nautical mile.AddendumWhile historically the nautical mile was defined as a minute of arc along a meridian of the Earth, the International Extraordinary Hydrographic Conference held in Monaco in 1929 adopted what is now the universally accepted definition of a nautical mile as "1852 metres exactly." (6076.1155 feet)


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 6000 feet (technically, a standard nautical mile is 6076 feet, 6000 feet and 2000 yards are commonly used approximations, but produce an error of about 1%).The statute mile had a little fuzzier definition to start with, as one mile was the same as 1000 roman paces/steps. The definition has since changed, but one statute mile equals about 1609 meters.Further information on the definition and use of the word mile is given on Wikipedia.It is worth noting that in the the Wikipedia article there is an alternative expression to "nautical mile" given as "sea mile", care should be taken with this usage, as a Norwegian "sea mile" equals 4 nautical miles.Please see related link.


How long is a nautical mile?

One nautical mile is (get your pens out) 6076.11549 feet.


Feet in a nautical mile?

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


How many feet in a nautical mile?

1 nautical mile = 6,076.1155 feet.


How many kilometers are in a nautical mile?

1,85 Km per nautical mile


How many kilometres in a nautical mile?

1 nautical mile = 1.85200 kilometers


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