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About units

Nautical Mile – a unit of length equal to one arc minute of the meridian.

Due to the fact that the Earth has the shape of a spheroid, this length varies from 1842.9 m (at the equator) to 1861.6 m (at the pole). In 1928, by decision of the International Hydrographic Bureau, the length of the nautical mile was taken to be 1852 m. Continue reading

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