Mil (mile). Conversion Chart

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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.
mil (mile) to kilometer (km)
mil (mile) to meter (m)
mil (mile) to centimeter (cm)
mil (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.
mil (mile) to mile (mi)
mil (mile) to yard (yd)
mil (mile) to inch (in)
Units: mile (mi)  / 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.
mil (mile) to iteru (river measure)
mil (mile) to knet (rod of cord)
mil (mile) to nbiw (pole)
mil (mile) to meh niswt (royal cubit)
mil (mile) to meh nedjes (short cubit)
mil (mile) to remen
mil (mile) to djeser, bu
mil (mile) to pedj-aa (large span)
mil (mile) to pedj-sheser (small span)
mil (mile) to amem (fist)
mil (mile) to deret (hand)
mil (mile) to shesep (palm)
mil (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.
mil (mile) to schoinos (σχοινός)
mil (mile) to parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)
mil (mile) to dolichos (δόλιχος)
mil (mile) to milion (μίλιον)
mil (mile) to hippikon (ἱππικόν)
mil (mile) to diaulos (δίαυλος)
mil (mile) to στάδιον, stadion
mil (mile) to stadium olympic
mil (mile) to stadium attic
mil (mile) to stadium ptolemey
mil (mile) to plethron (πλέθρον)
mil (mile) to hamma (ἅμμα)
mil (mile) to dekapous (δεκάπους)
mil (mile) to akaina (ἄκαινα)
mil (mile) to kalamos (κάλαμος)
mil (mile) to orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)
mil (mile) to diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)
mil (mile) to haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)
mil (mile) to pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)
mil (mile) to pygōn (πυγών)
mil (mile) to pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)
mil (mile) to pous (πούς, foot)
mil (mile) to spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)
mil (mile) to orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)
mil (mile) to lichas (λιχάς)
mil (mile) to hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)
mil (mile) to dichas (διχάς, midfoot)
mil (mile) to dōron (δῶρον)
mil (mile) to palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)
mil (mile) to kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)
mil (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.
mil (mile) to schœnus (rush rope)
mil (mile) to leuga (league)
mil (mile) to mille passus (mile)
mil (mile) to stadium (stade, furlong)
mil (mile) to actus
mil (mile) to decempeda
mil (mile) to pertica (perch)
mil (mile) to passus (pace)
mil (mile) to pes sestertius
mil (mile) to gradus (step)
mil (mile) to cubitus (cubit)
mil (mile) to palmipes
mil (mile) to pes (foot)
mil (mile) to palmus major (palm length)
mil (mile) to palmus (palm width)
mil (mile) to uncia (inch)
mil (mile) to pollex (thumb)
mil (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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mil (mile) to cubit
mil (mile) to span
mil (mile) to handbreadth
mil (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.
mil (mile) to legua de por grado (league of the degree)
mil (mile) to legua marina (nautical)
mil (mile) to legua
mil (mile) to milla marina (nautical)
mil (mile) to milla
mil (mile) to cuerda of Valencia
mil (mile) to cuerda
mil (mile) to estadal
mil (mile) to braza
mil (mile) to paso
mil (mile) to vara
mil (mile) to codo de ribera
mil (mile) to codo
mil (mile) to pie
mil (mile) to palmo
mil (mile) to coto
mil (mile) to pulgada
mil (mile) to linea
mil (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.
mil (mile) to braça
mil (mile) to toesa
mil (mile) to passo geométrico
mil (mile) to vara
mil (mile) to côvado
mil (mile) to pé
mil (mile) to palmo de craveira
mil (mile) to polegada
mil (mile) to linha
mil (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
mil (mile) to lieue commune
mil (mile) to lieue marine
mil (mile) to lieue de post
mil (mile) to lieue metrique
mil (mile) to arpent
mil (mile) to perche
mil (mile) to toise
mil (mile) to pied [foot]
mil (mile) to pouce [inch]
mil (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

mil (mile) to mile
mil (mile) to verst
mil (mile) to mezhevaya verst
mil (mile) to kosaya sazhen
mil (mile) to sazhen
mil (mile) to makhovaya sazhen
mil (mile) to arshin
mil (mile) to ell
mil (mile) to foot
mil (mile) to pyad
mil (mile) to vershok
mil (mile) to inch
mil (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.
mil (mile) to meile
mil (mile) to ruthe
mil (mile) to elle
mil (mile) to fuss
mil (mile) to zoll
mil (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.
mil (mile) to meile
mil (mile) to ruthe
mil (mile) to klafner
mil (mile) to fuss
mil (mile) to zoll
mil (mile) to linie
mil (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.
mil (mile) to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
mil (mile) to fjärdingsväg
mil (mile) to rev before 1855
mil (mile) to rev after 1855
mil (mile) to stång
mil (mile) to famn (fanthom)
mil (mile) to aln (forealrm)
mil (mile) to fot (foot)
mil (mile) to kvarter
mil (mile) to tvärhand (hand)
mil (mile) to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
mil (mile) to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
mil (mile) to linje (line) before 1855
mil (mile) to linje (line) after 1855
Units: nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)  /  / 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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