Convert miles to feet
Please provide values below to convert mile [mi, mi(Int)] to foot [ft], or vice versa.
Definition: A mile (symbol: mi or m) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. It is currently defined as 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or exactly 1,609.344 meters.
History/origin: The mile is an English unit (predecessor of Imperial units and United States Customary Units) of length. The use of the abbreviation "m" for mile was common before the widespread adoption of the metric system; after the adoption of the metric system, "mi" became the preferred abbreviation in order to avoid confusion between miles and meters. The definition of a mile as 5,280 feet (or 8 furlongs), sometimes referred to as the statute mile, international mile, or land mile, which differs from the Roman mile of 5,000 feet, developed due to the importance of the furlong in England, back in 1593. There also exist a number of units based on, or closely related to, the Roman mile, including the nautical mile (1.852 km exactly), Italian mile (~1.852 km), and the Chinese mile (500m exactly).
Current use: Although most countries have adopted the metric system and use kilometers, rather than miles, to express land distance, the mile is still prevalently used in countries such as the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Myanmar, and Liberia, as well as some other countries which are either US or UK territories, or have historical ties with either country.
Definition: A foot (symbol: ft) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. A foot was defined as exactly 0.3048 meters in 1959. One foot contains 12 inches, and one yard is comprised of three feet.
History/origin: Prior to standardization of units of measurement, and the definition of the foot currently in use, the measurement of the foot was used in many different systems including the Greek, Roman, English, Chinese, and French systems, varying in length between each. The various lengths were due to parts of the human body historically being used as a basis for units of length (such as the cubit, hand, span, digit, and many others, sometimes referred to as anthropic units). This resulted in the measurement of a foot varying between 250 mm and 335 mm in the past compared to the current definition of 304.8 mm. While the United States is one of the few, if not only, countries in which the foot is still widely used, many countries used their own version of the foot prior to metrication, as evidenced by a fairly large list of obsolete feet measurements.
Current use: The foot is primarily used in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for many everyday applications. In the US, feet and inches are commonly used to measure height, shorter distances, field length (sometimes in the form of yards), etc. Feet are also commonly used to measure altitude (aviation) as well as elevation (such as that of a mountain). The international foot corresponds to human feet with shoe size 13 (UK), 14 (US male), 15.5 (US female), or 46 (EU).
Mile to Foot Conversion Table
|Mile [mi, Mi(Int)]||Foot [ft]|
|0.01 mi, mi(Int)||52.8 ft|
|0.1 mi, mi(Int)||528 ft|
|1 mi, mi(Int)||5280 ft|
|2 mi, mi(Int)||10560 ft|
|3 mi, mi(Int)||15840 ft|
|5 mi, mi(Int)||26400 ft|
|10 mi, mi(Int)||52800 ft|
|20 mi, mi(Int)||105600 ft|
|50 mi, mi(Int)||264000 ft|
|100 mi, mi(Int)||528000 ft|
|1000 mi, mi(Int)||5280000 ft|
How to Convert Mile to Foot
1 mi, mi(Int) = 5280 ft
1 ft = 0.0001893939 mi, mi(Int)
Example: convert 15 mi, mi(Int) to ft:
15 mi, mi(Int) = 15 × 5280 ft = 79200 ft