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Nautical Leagues:International Nautical Miles Decimal Fractions
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In 1959 the international yard and pound agreement (between the United States and countries of the Commonwealth of Nations) defined a yard as being exactly 0.9144 metres, which in turn defined the foot as being exactly 0.3048 metres (304.8 mm).
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A nautical league was 6,080 yards - or three nautical miles (each league being 6,080 feet). Note that there also US Leagues, UK Leagues and UK Nautical Leagues which all differ.
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Created:Fri 31 Oct 2003 this page last updated:: Fri 27 Jun 2014