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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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## How long is a kilometer?

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Full Answer >**A kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters or 0.62137 miles.**This is the primary measure of large distances throughout most of the world, though the United States still uses the mile as its standard.Filed Under: -
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## What is longer: a mile or a kilometer?

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Full Answer >**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.Filed Under: -
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## How far is a kilometer in miles?

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Full Answer >**One kilometer is equal to 0.6214 miles.**Multiplying the number of kilometers by 0.6214 reveals the equivalent number of miles. For example, a 5-kilometer race is equal to approximately 3.11 miles; likewise a 10-kilometer race covers 6.22 miles.Filed Under: -
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## How many centimeters are in a kilometer?

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Full Answer >**There are 100,000 centimeters in a kilometer.**Both the centimeter and the kilometer are units of measurement scaled from the base unit of the meter, the namesake of the metric system of measurement, which is used widely throughout the world.Filed Under: