A unit of distance most commonly used in Britain and the US.
|1 mile||=||1609.344 metres||1 mile||=||5280 feet|
|1 mile||=||80 chains (Gunter)||1 mile||=||8000 links (Gunter)|
|1 mile||=||1.609344 kilometres||1 mile||=||320 rods|
|1 mile||=||1760 yards||1 mile||=||0.869 nautical miles|
The word comes from the Latin word for 1000, mille, because originally a mile was the distance a Roman legion could march in 1000 paces.
There have been different definitions of the mile until the definition for the statute mile was defined by British Parliament in 1592.