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Welcome to miles to meters.
In this article we tell you all about the conversion from the English unit mile to the fundamental unit of length in the SI system, the meter.
The symbol for mile is mi, whereas symbol for meter is m.
Definition of Mile
By international agreement in the year 1959, one mile has been standardized as exactly 1609.344 meters.
Definition of Meter
In the metric system, one meter is the base unit of length defined as the distance of the light traveled in a vacuum in short amount of time.
Convert Miles to Meters
To convert the distance you make use of the definition above.
Therefore, the miles to meter formula is as follows:
[m] = [mi] x 1609.344 ⇔ [m] = (25146000/15625) x [mi]
⇒ 1 mi = 1609.344 m.
Spelled out, a mile equals one thousand six hundred and nine point three four four meters.
There are 1,609.344 meters per mile.
To change miles to m multiply the length in miles by 1609.344.
Alternatively, you can use the fraction given above as factor.
For example to convert 8 miles into meters multiply 1609.344 by 8 to obtain 12874.752 meters exactly.
In any case it would be easier to make use of our miles to meters calculator at the top of this article.
Another approach is using the search form in the sidebar of our site.
About our Miles to Meters Converter
To use our online calculator at the beginning of this article just insert the length in miles in decimal notation and the input will be automatically changed to meters.
No need to press a button unless you want to swap the units from mi to m to m to mi.
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Regarding the Confusion Between Miles
In the United Kingdom as well as in the the Unites States “miles” usually means the statute miles, also referred to as land miles and international miles.
And here’s the conversion of nautical miles to meters and survey miles to meters:
[m] = [nmi] x 1852
[m] = [survey mi] x 6336000/3937 ⇒ [m] ~ 1609.34721 x [survey mi]
As matter of fact the difference between the international mile and the survey mile is negligible.
Shorter distances (length) are usually expressed in yards and feet, or in the base unit of length in the International System of Units, the meter.
Longer distances are commonly expressed in miles or in kilometers.
Miles, feet and inches are United States customary units and Imperial units.
Miles to Meter Conversion
You have almost made it to the end of our article about meters per mile.
Frequent conversions in this category include, for example:
In the section ahead you can find the summary of our mile to meter measurement article.
As the bottom line, we sum up our content up using the following image:
The correct abbreviations are mi for the unit of measure miles and m for meters.
All about meters to miles, including a converter and the conversion formula can be found on our homepage, along with links to additional information about the units.
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