Nautical Mile

The average distance on the earth's surface subtended by one minute of latitude. The International nautical mile (used by the Admiralty and most other nations) is 1852m (~6076ft 1inch).

Maps were drawn to follow this standard and world aviation standards still use the nautical mile.

See also: Cable Length, Fathom, Knot, Length, Mile.

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Subjects: Physics