How many feet (ft) are there in a mile?
There are 5280 feet in a mile because 1 mile is defined as 8 furlongs and 1 furlong is 660 feet in both US Customary and the imperial systems (UK), that makes 8 * 660 ft = 5280 feet in a mile. Also for marine navigation, there are 6076 feet in an international nautical mile.
If you would like to convert from feet to miles and also get more information and access the tables please check feet to miles conversion page to find out how many miles in "x" feet.
Why are there 5280 feet in a mile?
Mile is an ancient Roman length unit and at that time it was defined as 1000 paces (each pace is 5 feet) or 5000 feet. At the end of 16th century in Britain, just to accommodate the furlong (common length unit at that time), it was defined that 1 mile is 8 furlongs. 1 furlong was already defined as 660 feet, so it made 1 mile equals to 8 * 660 = 5280 feet.
How to convert from miles to feet (ft)?
To convert from miles to feet, multiply the number of miles "x" by 5280.
For example, to find out how many feet there are in a mile and a half, multiply 1.5 by 5280, that makes 7920 ft in 1.5 miles.
You may also use this length and distance units conversion tool to convert between land miles, nautical miles, feet and all other length and distance units.
What is a mile?
Mile (land or statute mile) is an imperial system length unit and equals to 1760 yards, 5280 feet or 63 360 inches. The abbreviation is "mi".
Nautical mile is a length unit that is used in marine navigation. The nautical mile calculation is based on the circumference of the earth which is 360 degrees. There are 60 minutes in each degree and each minute is defined as the nautical mile. If curious, please check circular and angle units conversion tool to convert degrees and minutes. There are 360 * 60 = 21600 nautical miles on earth. The circumference of earth is roughly 131 233 596 feet. That makes 131233596 / 21600 = 6076 ft in an international nautical mile. The abbreviations for nautical mile are "nm","NM" or "nmi".
Mile Conversion:
1 Mile = 1.60934 Kilometers
1 Mile = 1609.344 Meters
1 Mile = 1760 Yards
1 Mile = 5280 Feet
1 Mile = 63360 Inches
1 Mile = 160934.4 Centimeters
There are 1.60934 kilometers (km) in a mie. If you would like to convert miles and kilometers and get more information please check miles to kilometers conversion page to find out how many km in "x" miles.
There are 1609.344 meters in a mile. If you would like to convert miles and meters and get more information please check miles to meters conversion page to find out how many meters in "x" miles.
What is a foot (ft)?
Foot is an imperial and US customary length unit and defined as 0.3048 meters (or 30.48 centimeters). There are 5280 feet in a mile in both imperial (UK) and US customary measurement systems. The abbreviation is "ft".
The list for your reference:
1 Mile = 5280 Feet
1 International Nautical Mile = 6076 Feet
1 UK Nautical Mile = 6080 Feet
Miles to Feet:
1/8 mi = 660 ft
1/4 mi = 1320 ft
1/2 mi = 2640 ft
1 mi = 5280 ft
1.5 mi = 7930 ft
2 mi = 10560 ft
2.5 mi = 13200 ft
5 mi = 26400 ft
10 mi = 52800 ft
15 mi = 79200 ft
20 mi = 105600 ft
50 mi = 264000 ft
100 mi = 528000 ft
To find out how many feet there are in "x" miles for all conversion values please check the table below. If the miles to feet conversion value that you are looking for is not listed in the conversion table, you may also create your own custom conversion table.