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What is a natical mile?

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Asked by b prakash kamath, 25 Sep '07 01:47 pm
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It is a distance used in aviation and navigation. 1 nautical mile = 1852 metres i.e., 1.852 kms
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 27 Sep '07 06:47 pm

 
  
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A nautical mile or sea mile is a unit of length. It is a non-SI unit used by special interest groups such as navigators in the shipping and aviation industries.[1] It is commonly used in international law and treaties, especially regarding the limits of territorial waters. It developed from the geographical mile. Since the nautical mile is roughly equal to one minute of angle at the equator, the length of the equator is roughly 21,600 nautical miles (40 000 km).

The international standard definition is: 1 nautical mile = 1852 metres exactly.[1] This corresponds approximately to one minute of latitude along any meridian.

There is no widely accepted international standard symbol for the unit nautical mile. The preferred abbreviation of the IEEE is nmi,[2] while M is used by the BIPM[1] and the maritime authorities of the USA[3], and Canada [4]. Other abbreviations in widespread use are nm and NM.

There are several national unit symbols in use (for example, mpk (meripeninkulma, " ...more
Answered by NISH, 25 Sep '07 02:45 pm

 
  
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Used in navigation...nautical miles.... like we count kilometres etc.,
Answered by raajrao, 25 Sep '07 01:59 pm

 
  
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