Nautical Miles To Meters Converter
To use our nautical miles to meters converter type the number of nautical miles into the nautical miles box, alternatively to convert meters to nautical miles type the number of meters into the meters box. Note that our converter converts international nautical miles to metres rather than Admiralty or US nautical miles.
Nautical Miles - Definitions
The international nautical mile is defined as 1852m, this definition being widely accepted in 1929 with only the United States, United Kingdom and Soviet Union taking some time to accept this definition.
The nautical mile is one of the few units where US customary units and UK imperial units are not the same, with the US nautical mile being 6080.20 feet (1853.245m) and the UK nautical mile, also known as the admiralty mile being 6080 feet (1853.184m). The US nautical mile was replaced by the international nautical mile in 1959 and the UK nautical mile in 1970.
The nautical mile was originally based on the length of 1 minute of arc along a meridian of the earth (meridian being north to south such that traveling 60 nautical miles north would be a change in 1 degree of latitude). The idea of using angular based measurement was originally proposed by Edmund Gunter, of chains and links fame, in the 17th century.
Nautical Miles To Meters Conversion Factor
1 nautical mile = 1,852 meters
Meter To Nautical Miles Conversion Factor
1 meter = 0.0005400 nautical miles
Imperial Length Units To Meters Converters
1 Meter Expressed In Imperial Units
Imperial Units Expressed As Meters