Nautical Miles to Meters Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Nautical Miles and Meters. Nautical miles are usually denoted by M (capital m), but also NM, nm and nmi by various institutions and circles.

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How many Meters equal one Nautical Mile?

Exactly 1,852 meters equal one nautical mile. Historically, the nautical mile was defined as one minute of latitude, thus equivalent to one sixtieth of a degree. Currently it is defined in terms of meters and is a non-SI unit "accepted for use with the SI" due to its use in air and marine navigation, as well as definition of territorial waters.

Difference between Nautical Miles and Meters

The meter is the base unit of the metric system, adopted by most countries in the World, while the Nautical mile is a part of the old Imperial system of units that is in use in just a couple of countries, most notably the United States. The meter is usually used for smaller distances and also for measurements of smaller objects, and it is applied to both sea, land, air and space measurement. The nautical mile, on the other hand, is mostly used for sea and air navigation.

Despite being parts of two separate systems, following a 1959 international agreement both units are standardized relative to the metric system, that is, relative to the meter, which is why the definition of the nautical mile is given in meters. It can also be given in feet, yards or land miles, but these units themselves are defined through the meter.

How to convert Nautical Miles to Meters

Conversion between nautical miles and meters is as simple as multiplying the measurement in nautical miles by 1852. For single-digit numbers that can be done in your mind, but for larger numbers and to avoid any computational errors you would want to use an online converter such as ours: free and convenient to use.

Nautical miles to meters conversion example

Sample task: convert 2 nautical miles to meters. Solution:

Formula:
nautical miles * 1852 = m
Calculation:
2 nautical miles * 1,852 = 3,704 m
End result:
2 nautical miles is equal to 3,704 m

Nautical miles to meters conversion table

nautical miles to m conversion table
nautical miles m
1 nautical miles 1,852 m
2 nautical miles 3,704 m
3 nautical miles 5,556 m
4 nautical miles 7,408 m
5 nautical miles 9,260 m
6 nautical miles 11,112 m
7 nautical miles 12,964 m
8 nautical miles 14,816 m
9 nautical miles 16,668 m
10 nautical miles 18,520 m
20 nautical miles 37,040 m
30 nautical miles 55,560 m
40 nautical miles 74,080 m
50 nautical miles 92,600 m
60 nautical miles 111,120 m
70 nautical miles 129,640 m
80 nautical miles 148,160 m
90 nautical miles 166,680 m
100 nautical miles 185,200 m
200 nautical miles 370,400 m
300 nautical miles 555,600 m
400 nautical miles 740,800 m
500 nautical miles 926,000 m
600 nautical miles 1,111,200 m
700 nautical miles 1,296,400 m
800 nautical miles 1,481,600 m
900 nautical miles 1,666,800 m
1,000 nautical miles 1,852,000 m

References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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