Miles to Feet Conversion

How many feet in a mile?

Mile and foot (for both imperial and nautical) conversion factors are listed below. To find out how many feet in a mile, simply multiply by the conversion factor or use the converter. You may also create your own custom printable conversion table if scroll down.

1 Mile = 5280 Feet

1 Mile [Nautical] = 6076.12 Feet

Mile is a historical unit of length and commonly used in many measurement systems to measure the distance between two geographical locations. After metric system is accepted in many countries, it's replaced with kilometer but still used as an official measurement unit in united states, britain, canada and a few other countries world wide.

Foot is another historical length unit (simply used as a body part) in several measurement systems. With the metric system, it's replaced with "meter" (british spelling is "metre") but still used as a very common length unit in united states, britain, canada and a few other countries. Similar to the usage of mile, foot has a few versions as well (international, survey etc). It's defined to be 0.3048 meters (12 inches). The abbreviation is "ft".

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Why are there 5280 feet in a mile? Mile is an ancient length unit, commonly used by Romans (equals to 5000 Roman feet). When British started using it as a length unit, it was necessary to relate it to furlong which was a very common length unit used in agriculture. 1 furlong is 660 feet. It was decided that one mile to have eight furlongs, that's why there are 5280 feet in a mile (8 * 660 = 5280).

The "mile" used in this conversion page is the land (statute) mile. After the definition is changed in 1959, united states still wanted to use the old definition in some measurements and called it "US survey mile" which is only "0.0002%" longer (5280.01 feet) than the land mile. The other common unit "nautical mile" is used mostly in aviation and shipping and it's 1852 meters or 6076.12 feet. The abbreviation is "mi" (nautical mile is "nm" or "nmi").

Conversion Table

MileFootMileFootMileFootMileFoot
15280261372805126928076401280
210560271425605227456077406560
315840281478405327984078411840
421120291531205428512079417120
526400301584005529040080422400
631680311636805629568081427680
736960321689605730096082432960
842240331742405830624083438240
947520341795205931152084443520
1052800351848006031680085448800
1158080361900806132208086454080
1263360371953606232736087459360
1368640382006406333264088464640
1473920392059206433792089469920
1579200402112006534320090475200
16844804121648066348480100528000
17897604222176067353760125660000
18950404322704068359040150792000
191003204423232069364320175924000
2010560045237600703696002001056000
2111088046242880713748802501320000
2211616047248160723801603001584000
2312144048253440733854405002640000
2412672049258720743907207503960000
25132000502640007539600010005280000