Nautical Miles to Land Miles Converter
Use this converter to easily convert between Nautical Miles and Land Miles. Nautical miles are usually denoted by M (capital m), but also NM, nm and nmi by various institutions and circles.
How many Land Miles equal one Nautical Mile?
Approximately 1.15 land miles equal one nautical mile, according to the definition of the two metrics. An approximation with a higher precision is that 1.150779448 miles equal 1 nm. The standardized symbols for the two units are mi and M, but "m" is used for miles in a few countries, which might lead to confusion with the meter, while "nm" and "nmi" are also used to refer to nautical miles in some professional circles.
Difference between Nautical Miles and Land Miles
As the names suggest, the main difference between a land mile and a nautical mile is what they are used to measure. The land mile is mostly used for expressing the distance between points on land surface, while nautical miles are mostly used for distances at sea, or through historical reasons: in the air. Thus, land navigation happens in land miles, while marine and air navigation happens in nautical miles.
Other than that, the metrics are mostly identical, except for their slight difference in magnitude, which is due to the fact that historically, the nautical mile was defined as one minute of latitude, thus equivalent to one sixtieth of a degree. Both units are mostly being replaced by meters and kilometers in scientific and engineering uses, but remain widely used in everyday life in a couple of countries, most notably the United States.
How to convert Nautical Miles to Miles
To convert from nautical miles to miles, multiply the measurement in nm by 1.150779448 to get the corresponding measurement in miles. Usually using a calculator or an online converter such as this one would be convenient due to the fraction part, especially if accuracy is of the essence.
Nautical miles to miles conversion example
Sample task: convert 5 nautical miles to miles. Solution:
M * 1.150779448 = miles
5 M * 1.1508 = 5.753897 miles
5 M is equal to 5.753897 miles
Nautical miles to miles conversion table
|1 M||1.150779 miles|
|2 M||2.301559 miles|
|3 M||3.452338 miles|
|4 M||4.603118 miles|
|5 M||5.753897 miles|
|6 M||6.904677 miles|
|7 M||8.055456 miles|
|8 M||9.206236 miles|
|9 M||10.357015 miles|
|10 M||11.507794 miles|
|20 M||23.015589 miles|
|30 M||34.523383 miles|
|40 M||46.031178 miles|
|50 M||57.538972 miles|
|60 M||69.046767 miles|
|70 M||80.554561 miles|
|80 M||92.062356 miles|
|90 M||103.570150 miles|
|100 M||115.077945 miles|
|200 M||230.155890 miles|
|300 M||345.233834 miles|
|400 M||460.311779 miles|
|500 M||575.389724 miles|
|600 M||690.467669 miles|
|700 M||805.545614 miles|
|800 M||920.623558 miles|
|900 M||1,035.701503 miles|
|1,000 M||1,150.779448 miles|
 NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson
 International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.
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