# 1 Mile Equals How Many Blocks?

## Answer

A distance of 1 mile is equal to between 8 and 10 blocks, depending on the city. For example, Chicago, Illinois considers 8 blocks to be a mile while San Francisco, California considers 10 blocks to be a mile. Miles are a generic unit of measure for distances or lengths which are rather long, like when driving in a car. Blocks are used to break down sections of a city for easier management and as a form of designation.
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