Nautical Miles to Millimeters

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There is more than one type of Nautical Mile

There are a few different types of Nautical Mile. On this site we have conversions for US Nautical miles, UK Nautical miles and International Nautical miles. Please either select the appropriate unit on the selection above of click the required unit in the links below:

US Nautical miles

UK Nautical miles

International Nautical miles

What is a nautical mile?

A nautical mile is a unit of measurement used in navigation and maritime travel. It is defined as one minute of latitude along any meridian, making it a unit of distance that varies slightly depending on the Earth's shape. The nautical mile is commonly used in aviation and shipping industries due to its convenience in measuring distances over water.

Historically, the nautical mile was derived from the circumference of the Earth, with one minute of latitude being divided into 60 equal parts to create the nautical mile. This unit of measurement is particularly useful for sailors and pilots as it allows for easy calculation of distances based on the Earth's coordinates. The nautical mile is also used in international treaties and agreements related to maritime boundaries and navigation regulations.

What is a millimeter?

A millimeter is a thousandth of a meter (1/1000) which is the SI (International System of Units) unit of length. It is normally used to measure small lengths like the thickness of a sheet of paper or the dimensions of a small object.

One millimeter is approximately equal to 0.03937 inches (about 1/25th). Presicely there are 25.4 millimeters in an inch and it is often used in science and engineering. It is used in countries that have adopted the metric system.

You may come across millimeters when measuring the size of electronic components, jewelry or even the thickness of a fingernail.


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