# Convert nautical miles to meters

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nautical miles (nmi)
1 nautical miles = 1,852 meters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in meters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 nmi = 1,852.000000 m. The precise fraction answer is 1,852 0/1 m.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 nmi = 1,852.0 m
• 1 nmi = 1,852.00 m
• 1 nmi = 1,852.000 m
• 1 nmi = 1,852.0000 m
• 1 nmi = 1,852.00000 m
• 1 nmi = 1,852.000000 m
• 1 nmi = 1,852.0000000 m
• 1 nmi = 1,852.00000000 m
• 1 nmi = 1,852.000000000 m
• 1 nmi = 1,852.0000000000 m

## How many meters are in a nautical mile?

There are 1,852 meters in one nautical mile. A nautical mile is 1,852 times longer than a meter. A meter is 0.054% of a nautical mile

## Nautical miles to meters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between nautical miles and meters is 1,852. This represents the ratio of meters per one nautical mile. To calculate the value in meters, we can either multiply by the conversion factor or divide by its inverse.

### Multiplication

To convert from nautical miles to meters, multiply nautical miles by 1,852.
The formula is expressed as:
nmi × 1,852 = m

### Division

Alternatively we can divide by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 1,852 is 1/1,852 or 0.001. To convert from nautical miles to meters, divide nautical miles by 0.001.
The formula is expressed as:
nmi ÷ 0.001 = m

Converting nautical miles to meters is a conversion between units from separate unit systems - nautical miles are International Hydrographic defined units while meters are metric (SI) .

International Hydrographic Unit

The nautical mile is a distance measurement, usually between two geographic points. It is officially defined as being equal to 1,852 meters. The nautical mile, or international nautical mile can be found abbreviated as either M, NM, nmi or nm. Historically the nautical mile was defined as 1/16th of a degree of the earth's latitude. Given this correlation with latitude and longitude, the nautical mile has closely been associated with measurements for navigation. This tradition continues to this day as it remains the unit used to measure distance by the maritime and aviation industries. The prevalent unit of speed over water and air is the knot (nautical miles per hour).

SI Unit

The meter is the primary unit for measurement of length within the metric (SI) system of measure. It is officially defined as the distance which light travels in 1/299,792,458th of a second in a vacuum. Internationally the meter is usually spelled 'metre', however the prevalent spelling in the United States is 'meter'. Its symbol is the lower case letter m. The meter is the base unit for deriving all other SI units of length eg. kilometer (1,000 meters).

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## 1 nautical miles to other length units

### Metric

• 1 nmi = 1.852 km
• 1 nmi = 1,852 m
• 1 nmi = 18,520 dm
• 1 nmi = 185,200 cm
• 1 nmi = 1,852,000 mm
• 1 nmi = 1.852×109 µ
• 1 nmi = 1.852×1012 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 nmi = 1.151 mi
• 1 nmi = 2,025.372 yd
• 1 nmi = 6,076.115 ft
• 1 nmi = 72,913.386 in

## References and Citations

1. International Hydrographic Organization Resolutions of the International Hydrographic Organization
2. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)

## Nautical miles to meters conversion table

nmi m
1 nmi 1,852 m
2 nmi 3,704 m
3 nmi 5,556 m
4 nmi 7,408 m
5 nmi 9,260 m
6 nmi 11,112 m
7 nmi 12,964 m
8 nmi 14,816 m
9 nmi 16,668 m
10 nmi 18,520 m
nmi m
20 nmi 37,040 m
30 nmi 55,560 m
40 nmi 74,080 m
50 nmi 92,600 m
60 nmi 111,120 m
70 nmi 129,640 m
80 nmi 148,160 m
90 nmi 166,680 m
100 nmi 185,200 m
1,000 nmi 1,852,000 m