Is a kilometer longer than a mile?

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A kilometer is not longer than a statute mile. There are about 1.61 kilometers in the length of 1 mile or roughly 0.62 miles in the length of 1 kilometer.

A mile is equal to 1,760 yards, while a kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters. Yards and meters are very similar measurements of length, and a yard is slightly shorter since it is equal to 0.91 meters.

The word "mile" is derived from the Latin "millia," which refers to the number 1,000. In Ancient Rome, a mile was considered to be the length measured by 1,000 double paces.

The term "mile" is used to describe other lengths in various contexts as well. A Swedish mile is equal to 10 kilometers. An international nautical mile is equal to 1,852 meters, which is the average length of a minute of latitude.

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1 kilometer is 1,000 meters 1 mile is 1,609 meters. You see, how much bigger a mile is.
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1 kilometer equals 0.621 miles, and 1 mile equals 1.61
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Meter corresponds to yard. In other words, kilometer is to mile as meter is to yard. Wait, that doesn't matter because a meter is still bigger than a yard. It's just this nutty system
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Los Angeles, CA has a land area of 1,215 km^2, while Phoenix, AZ has 1,230 km^2. Phoenix is bigger!
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