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# 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.

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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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It takes a healthy person about 10 minutes to walk 1 kilometer at a speed of 6 kilometers per hour. Athletes complete it in less than five minutes. Most people who are not physically fit take 12 to 15 minutes to walk a kilometer.

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There are 5,280 feet in 1 mile. One can make this calculation by knowing the number of yards in a mile and then converting yards to feet.

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The amount of steps necessary to walk a mile depends on step length. The average step length for men is 2.59 feet, and the average step length for women is 2.16 feet. Dividing the length of a mile by the feet per step equals 2,038 to 2,444 steps per mile.