# Miles To Meters Converter

To use our miles to meters converter type the number of miles into the miles box, alternatively to convert meters to miles type the number of meters into the meters box.

 Miles Meters mi = m

## Miles - Definitions

The imperial mile is defined as being 1,760 yards having been so since the reign of Elizabeth I when an act of parliament stated that the a mile shall contain eight furlongs, each furlong forty poles and each pole sixteen and a half feet.

This definition of the mile replaced earlier definitions which were slightly longer than the Elizabethan statute mile. Scotland and Ireland had seperate definitions of the mile. In Scotland the mile was 1,976 yards and was formerly abolished in 1685 but continued to be used as late as the 18th century. In Ireland the mile was even longer, being 2,240 yards and although it was abolished in 1824 following the union with Britain, it continued in use until the mid 19th century. Some attempts to reinstate the Irish mile were made following independence of the Republic of Ireland.

There were many different European miles, of varying length, used historically and most were superseded by the metric system. In Scandinavia the mile unit still exists and is defined as 10km, having been standardised following metrification in Sweden and Norway.

## Miles To Meters Conversion Factor

1 mile = 1,609.344 meters

## Meter To Miles Conversion Factor

1 meter = 0.0006214 miles

## 1 Meter Expressed In Imperial Units

• 1 meter = 39.3700787 inches
• 1 meter = 9.8425197 hands
• 1 meter = 4.9709695 links
• 1 meter = 3.2808399 feet
• 1 meter = 1.0936133 yards
• 1 meter = 0.5468066 fathoms
• 1 meter = 0.1988388 rods/poles/perches
• 1 meter = 0.0497097 chains
• 1 meter = 0.0053961 cables
• 1 meter = 0.0049709 furlongs
• 1 meter = 0.0006214 miles
• 1 meter = 0.0005400 nautical miles

## Imperial Units Expressed As Meters

• 1 inch = 0.0254 meters
• 1 hand = 0.1016 meters
• 1 link = 0.201168 meters
• 1 foot = 0.3048 meters
• 1 yard = 0.9144 meters
• 1 fathom = 1.8288002 meters
• 1 rod/pole/perch = 5.0291995 meters
• 1 chain = 20.1167981 meters
• 1 cable = 185.3190 meters
• 1 furlong = 201.1708 meters
• 1 mile = 1,609.344 meters
• 1 nautical mile = 1,852 meters