mi - Mile. Conversion Chart

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Metric

We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of metric units is available on the main length conversion page.
mile to kilometer (km)
mile to meter (m)
mile to centimeter (cm)
mile to millimeter (mm)
Units: kilometer (km)  / meter (m)  / centimeter (cm)  / millimeter (mm)
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The American System of Measures (US Customary Units)

We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of U.S. units is available on the main length conversion page.
mile to yard (yd)
mile to inch (in)
Units:  / yard (yd)  / foot (ft)  / inch (in)
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Ancient Egypt

It might be hard to imagine, but these units dates back to 3100 BC. Egyptian people used them 5000 years ago. These units are distant ancestors of US customary units used today.
mile to iteru (river measure)
mile to knet (rod of cord)
mile to nbiw (pole)
mile to meh niswt (royal cubit)
mile to meh nedjes (short cubit)
mile to remen
mile to djeser, bu
mile to pedj-aa (large span)
mile to pedj-sheser (small span)
mile to amem (fist)
mile to deret (hand)
mile to shesep (palm)
mile to djeba (finger)
Units: iteru (river measure)  / knet (rod of cord)  / nbiw (pole)  / meh niswt (royal cubit)  / meh nedjes (short cubit)  / remen  / djeser, bu  / pedj-aa (large span)  / pedj-sheser (small span)  / amem (fist)  / deret (hand)  / shesep (palm)  / djeba (finger)
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Ancient Greek

The values of Greek units varied according to location and epoch. Relative proportions though were generally the same. Greek measures were in general derived from measurement system of Ancient Egypt.
mile to schoinos (σχοινός)
mile to parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)
mile to dolichos (δόλιχος)
mile to milion (μίλιον)
mile to hippikon (ἱππικόν)
mile to diaulos (δίαυλος)
mile to στάδιον, stadion
mile to stadium olympic
mile to stadium attic
mile to stadium ptolemey
mile to plethron (πλέθρον)
mile to hamma (ἅμμα)
mile to dekapous (δεκάπους)
mile to akaina (ἄκαινα)
mile to kalamos (κάλαμος)
mile to orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)
mile to diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)
mile to haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)
mile to pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)
mile to pygōn (πυγών)
mile to pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)
mile to pous (πούς, foot)
mile to spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)
mile to orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)
mile to lichas (λιχάς)
mile to hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)
mile to dichas (διχάς, midfoot)
mile to dōron (δῶρον)
mile to palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)
mile to kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)
mile to daktylos (δάκτυλος, finger)
Units: schoinos (σχοινός)  / parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)  / dolichos (δόλιχος)  / milion (μίλιον)  / hippikon (ἱππικόν)  / diaulos (δίαυλος)  / στάδιον, stadion  / stadium olympic  / stadium attic  / stadium ptolemey  / plethron (πλέθρον)  / hamma (ἅμμα)  / dekapous (δεκάπους)  / akaina (ἄκαινα)  / kalamos (κάλαμος)  / orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)  / diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)  / haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)  / pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)  / pygōn (πυγών)  / pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)  / pous (πούς, foot)  / spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)  / orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)  / lichas (λιχάς)  / hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)  / dichas (διχάς, midfoot)  / dōron (δῶρον)  / palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)  / kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)  / daktylos (δάκτυλος, finger)
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Ancient Roman

Roman length units were very well defined. The value of the base unit pes (foot) was discovered by John Greaves in 1639 after he made a lot of measurements in the ruins of Rome. Since then we know that the value of one pes was between 0.967 and 0.986 English feet. An accepted modern value is 296 mm. For most Roman units below we give an English equivalent in parentheses.
mile to schœnus (rush rope)
mile to leuga (league)
mile to mille passus (mile)
mile to stadium (stade, furlong)
mile to actus
mile to decempeda
mile to pertica (perch)
mile to passus (pace)
mile to pes sestertius
mile to gradus (step)
mile to cubitus (cubit)
mile to palmipes
mile to pes (foot)
mile to palmus major (palm length)
mile to palmus (palm width)
mile to uncia (inch)
mile to pollex (thumb)
mile to digitus (finger)
Units: schœnus (rush rope)  / leuga (league)  / mille passus (mile)  / stadium (stade, furlong)  / actus  / decempeda  / pertica (perch)  / passus (pace)  / pes sestertius  / gradus (step)  / cubitus (cubit)  / palmipes  / pes (foot)  / palmus major (palm length)  / palmus (palm width)  / uncia (inch)  / pollex (thumb)  / digitus (finger)
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Biblical

mile to cubit
mile to span
mile to handbreadth
mile to etzbah
Units: cubit  / span  / handbreadth  / etzbah
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Old Spanish

In various provinces of Spain diferent variations of units were used. The conversions below use Castilian system. Although most of these units are now obsolete, some can still be used today in the countries of Latin America.
mile to legua de por grado (league of the degree)
mile to legua marina (nautical)
mile to legua
mile to milla marina (nautical)
mile to milla
mile to cuerda of Valencia
mile to cuerda
mile to estadal
mile to braza
mile to paso
mile to vara
mile to codo de ribera
mile to codo
mile to pie
mile to palmo
mile to coto
mile to pulgada
mile to linea
mile to punto
Units: legua de por grado (league of the degree)  / legua marina (nautical)  / legua  / milla marina (nautical)  / milla  / cuerda of Valencia  / cuerda  / estadal  / braza  / paso  / vara  / codo de ribera  / codo  / pie  / palmo  / coto  / pulgada  / linea  / punto
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Old Portuguese

These units were used in Portugal, Brazil and other countries of the Portuguese Empire until the adoption of the metric system in 19th century.
mile to braça
mile to toesa
mile to passo geométrico
mile to vara
mile to côvado
mile to pé
mile to palmo de craveira
mile to polegada
mile to linha
mile to ponto
Units: braça  / toesa  / passo geométrico  / vara  / côvado  /  / palmo de craveira  / polegada  / linha  / ponto
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Old French

There were many local variations; the following are Quebec and Paris definitions
mile to lieue commune
mile to lieue marine
mile to lieue de post
mile to lieue metrique
mile to arpent
mile to perche
mile to toise
mile to pied [foot]
mile to pouce [inch]
mile to ligne
Units: lieue commune  / lieue marine  / lieue de post  / lieue metrique  / arpent  / perche  / toise  / pied [foot]  / pouce [inch]  / ligne
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Old Russian

mile to mile
mile to verst
mile to mezhevaya verst
mile to kosaya sazhen
mile to sazhen
mile to makhovaya sazhen
mile to arshin
mile to ell
mile to foot
mile to pyad
mile to vershok
mile to inch
mile to line
Units: mile  / verst  / mezhevaya verst  / kosaya sazhen  / sazhen  / makhovaya sazhen  / arshin  / ell  / foot  / pyad  / vershok  / inch  / line
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Old German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
mile to meile
mile to ruthe
mile to elle
mile to fuss
mile to zoll
mile to linie
Units: meile  / ruthe  / elle  / fuss  / zoll  / linie
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Old Austrian

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1871.
mile to meile
mile to ruthe
mile to klafner
mile to fuss
mile to zoll
mile to linie
mile to punkt
Units: meile  / ruthe  / klafner  / fuss  / zoll  / linie  / punkt
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Old Swedish

Common measurement system was introduced in Sweden by law in 1665. Since then the system was slightly altered twice: in 1735 and 1855. Sweden switched to metric system in 1889.
mile to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
mile to mil (mile)
mile to fjärdingsväg
mile to rev before 1855
mile to rev after 1855
mile to stång
mile to famn (fanthom)
mile to aln (forealrm)
mile to fot (foot)
mile to kvarter
mile to tvärhand (hand)
mile to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
mile to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
mile to linje (line) before 1855
mile to linje (line) after 1855
Units: nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)  / mil (mile)  / fjärdingsväg  / rev before 1855  / rev after 1855  / stång  / famn (fanthom)  / aln (forealrm)  / fot (foot)  / kvarter  / tvärhand (hand)  / tum (thumb or inch) before 1855  / tum (thumb or inch) after 1855  / linje (line) before 1855  / linje (line) after 1855

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