Miles to feet (for both imperial and US, UK 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. If scroll down, you may also create your own custom conversion table and print it.
1 Mile = 5280 Feet
1 Mile [US, Nautical] = 6076.1154856 Feet
1 Mile [UK, Nautical] = 6080 Feet
For example, to find out how many feet there are in a quarter (1/4) land (statute) mile, multiply the mile value by the conversion factor, (1/4) * 5280 = 1320 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".
For feet to miles converter, please go to feet to miles
For other length unit conversions, please go to Length Conversion
Why are there 5280 feet in a mile? Mile is an ancient length unit that is 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).