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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 miles is 1 kilometer?

A:One kilometer is equal to 0.6214 mile, while 1 mile equals 1.6093 kilometers. One kilometer is also equal to 1093.61 yards, which converts to 3280.84 feet.

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