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What is the difference between a nautical mile and a knot?

6 August 2012, 2:24 pm

A nautical mile is based on the circumference of the Earth, and is equal to one minute of latitude. It is slightly more than a statute (land measured) mile (1 nautical mile = 1.1508 statute miles). Nautical miles are used for charting and navigating.

Original article: What is the difference between a nautical mile and a knot?