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Welcome to meters to miles.
Here we show you how to change the units in full detail.
In addition, we have some information on the units miles and meters, the conversion formula, as well as a calculator.
In this article we explain how to convert the base unit of of length in the metric system to the United States Customary Units and imperial unit of distance.
How many Meters in a Mile?
In the International System of Units (SI), a meter is the fundamental unit of length; the symbol for metre is m.
By international agreement in the year 1959, the mile has been defined as 1609.344 meters.
This is what is also known as international mile.
To avoid ambiguity with the abbreviation for meter, mi is the symbol for mile.
Throughout our website we stick with American spelling of meter, but our visitors from the rest of the world are also right here when searching for metres to miles in the international spelling.
From the definition of mile follows that a miles comprises of 1609.344 meters.
In fractional notation, one mile is 25146/15625 kilometers. Thus, the meters to miles formula is:
[mi] = (15625/25146000) x [m] ⇔ [mi] = [m] / 1609.344
This answers the question how many meters in a mile?
In the next section you can find how to convert the distance, along with some examples.
Convert Meters to Miles
Using the formulas given above,
1 meter to miles is ~ 0.000621371192237333969617434184363 mi.
To convert m to miles, you multiply the coefficient 0.000621371192237333969617434184363 aka conversion factor by the amount of meters you have.
Assumed the distance you want to convert is 200 m: miles = 200/1609.344 = 0.12427 miles, rounded to 5 decimals.
Along the same lines, 1000 m to mi ~ 0.621371 mi.
Given that the unit conversion involves a multiplication with a non-terminating and non-repeating decimal, it is recommend you use our conversion calculator in which you can locate a bit further up on this page.
Note that you can also find many conversions by means of the search form in the sidebar.
There is some confusion between miles: on this site we mean the international mile aka statute mile.
Meters to Miles Conversion
Here you can find additional information about the systems of measurement conversion.
The current definition of meter is: the distance light travels in a specific fraction of a second.
Now a couple of words about the mile measurement:
We would like to emphasize that what’s been written in our article so far is about land miles.
The conversions for meter to nautical miles (nmi) and meters to US survey miles is a follows:
- [nmi] = [m] / 1852
- [survey mi] = (3937/6336000) x [m] ⇒ [survey mi] ~ 0.0006213699 x [m]
Nautical miles are a unit of distance on water as well as in the air.
Survey miles are derived from survey feet; these customary units are scheduled to be officially phased out in the year 2022.
About our Meters to Miles Calculator
Our meters to miles converter at the top of this page is straightforward.
Simply insert the length in meters using a decimal point in case you want to change a fraction.
Our tool then does the math automatically; hit the button only in case you want to reset the units.
Note that besides the aforementioned search function, our sidebar also contains the most frequent conversions and links to other useful conversion sites.
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Frequent conversions in this category include, for example:
Next, in the concluding section of our article about how many meters in a mile, you can find the summary and links to further readings.
Here you can find everything on miles to meters, such as converter and the formula for example.
Miles are a popular unit in the United States and in the United Kingdom for example: however, the majority of countries are metric.
Some places even mix the basic unit of length in the International System of Units with the imperial and US customary units.
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