A mile is equal to 1.609 kilometers, and is therefore longer than a kilometer. To convert miles to kilometers, simply multiply the number of miles by 1.609. To convert kilometers to miles, multiply the number of kilometers by 0.6214 or divide by 1.609.
A mile is 5,280 feet. A kilometer is 3,280.84 feet. Since the United States is one of the few remaining trading nations that does not use the metric system, conversions are always necessary. The U.S. measuring system is based on the British Imperial system but has been modified and is usually now referred to as the U.S. Customary system.
1 km is equal to 0.621 miles. So a mile is a longer distance than a km. You can use a formula to figure out the conversion from km to miles. The formula is: kilometers x 0.6214 =
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1 mile = 1.609 kilometers and 1 kilometer = 0.621 miles. Thanks for...
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A mile is longer than a kilometer. 1 mile is equal to 1.609344 kilometers. While, 1 Kilometer is equal to 0.621371192237334 Mile.
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Grew up in USA, now live in western Europe.......mile is 1.6 kilometer. Foo Foo, I think that a kilo is 2.2
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