What is Notical Mile?

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What is Notical Mile?

Postby Hassam » Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:22 pm

Hi!

This is hassam. I have a query that what is a notical mile? Can any one give me brief descripton of that one.

Thanks & Best Regard's

Hassam Hafeez KHAN
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Postby Guest » Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:12 pm

I believe you mean "nautical mile."

The generally accepted international value is 1852 m; that value has been used in the US since 1954, although some nations used it since the 1920s.

The origin is as a term to describe 1 minute of arc on the earth's surface, used in navigation, particularly celestril navigation. Since the earth is not a perfect sphere, that value depends on where you measure. Originally, each major sea-going nation had its own value.
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