Nautical Miles to Kilometers (n miles to km) Conversion

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The nautical mile and kilometer are the two primary units for measuring distances. Both these units are used to measure length but in different contexts. But how about converting Nautical miles to kilometres? While conversions like these may be perplexing, we are here to help you. 

This blog down below meticulously explains the meaning, method of Nautical mile to Kilometer conversion, Nautical miles to KM formula, and other facets. Gear up yourself to better understand the concept of Nautical miles and its related conversions. 

What is a Nautical Mile?

Nautical miles are a measuring unit used around the globe in marine, air-based navigation, and space exploration. Nautical miles are often used to describe territorial seas adjacent to borders. Traditionally, nautical miles were defined as 1/60 or a timer of latitudinal and longitudinal paths. Today, a nautical mile is defined as 6076 feet (1852 metres) globally. 

As per current standards, 1.151 miles also equal a nautical mile. The word mile comes from the Latin term "mille passus," which is equivalent to one nautical mile per hour. Previously, until the year 1500, routing at sea was enclosed by the eye, after which numerous navigational devices were purposefully brought into the foray. 

Current Use of Nautical Mile

The Nautical mile is primarily used in shipping industries; navigation. In addition, it is also used for other purposes like space and air navigation. 

History of Nautical Mile

The term mile is derived from the Latin phrase ‘mille passus,’ which means "a 1000 laps." Until about 1500, routing at sea was primarily done by eye and was often prone to human errors, which at times also turned out to be fatal. In the following years, with significant developments around sea navigation, navigation systems tools were established, and cartographers started using a coordinate system. The system, which is also in use today, is based on similarities of latitudinal and energy centres of longitude.

By the 1600s, Englishmen understood that the ratio of ranges at the ocean was continuous anywhere along a great circle including the hemisphere or any horizon. In 1594, Robert Hues calculated that the length along a circular path was 60 miles per extent or one nautical mile per arc minute. Edmund Gunter further calculated the distance across a curved surface to be 20 leagues per degree in 1623. As a result, Hues used nautical miles expressively, whereas Gunter didn't yet.

By the mid-nineteenth century, France described a nautical mile as 1/10th of a quarter midline, based on the initial 1791 concept of the metre. As a result, 10,000,000 m / 90*60 = 1,851.85 m 1,852 m thus became the metric bandwidth for a nautical mile. In 1906, France passed a resolution at the International Hydrographic Conference, allowing the French Navy to use this new metric system. Later on, the system was also adopted by several other countries. 

What is a Kilometer?

A kilometre refers to a unit of length and is mostly used in metric measurements. A kilometre is equivalent  to 1000 metres. Moreover, on the premise that a kilo is based on Si prefix for 1000, this unit also represents the distance between two geographically ends or sites on the land surface. On the other hand, the United States and the United Kingdom use the statute mile to measure device distance.

Current Use of Kilometer

The current use of a Kilometer is to compute the distance between two different geographically points or positions on the field globally except in the United Kingdom and the United States. 

History of Kilometer

In a law passed on May 8, 1790, the French National Constituent Assembly directed the French Academy of Sciences to introduce a new measuring system. They proclaimed the metre to be used as a measuring system for land in the French Republic in August 1793. This global unit is one-millionth of the length between the planetary poles, North and South. 

The kilometre was first called a ‘Millaire.’ In 1799, the metre was stated explicitly as the myriametre (10000 metres). Furthermore, the 'kilometre' is recommended for everyday use. On the other hand, in 1817, the Dutch accepted the kilometre but called it the mijl. However, in 1867, the term ‘kilometre’ became the only standard unit of measurement in the Netherlands, representing 1000 metres.

Relationship Between Nautical Miles and Kilometer

The nautical mile and km relationship is simple to grasp. On the other hand, it is essential to comprehend their relationship to help Nautical Miles to Km conversions. According to  standard international calculation, the relationship between them is that a nautical mile equals 1.852 km. In addition, a Km is equal to 0.539957 nautical miles.

The Formula for Convert Nautical Miles to Kilometer

To convert  Nautical miles to Km, you can use the below-mentioned formula: 

Number of Nautical Miles * 1.852  = Km

To understand better, let's learn by examples:

Example 1: Converting 10 Nautical miles to Km

Solution: Number of Nautical Miles * 1.852  = Km

                10 *1.852= 18.52 Km 

Thus,  10 nautical miles is equal to 18.52 Km

Similarly, convert 10 Km to Nautical miles.

Number of Km * 0.539957 = Nautical miles

                  10  * 0.539957 = 5.39957 Nautical miles 

Thus, ten Km is equal to 5.39957 Nautical miles.  

Example 2: Converting 12 Nautical miles to Km. 

Solution: Number of Nautical Miles * 1.852  = Km

                12 *1.852= 22.224 Km 

Thus,  12 nautical miles is equal to 22.224 Km.

Similarly, convert 12 Km to Nautical miles.

Number of Km * 0.539957 = Nautical miles 

                   12 * 0.539957  = 6.47948 Nautical miles 

Thus, 12 Km is equal to 6.47948 Nautical miles. 

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Nautical Miles to Kilometer Conversion Table

Nautical Miles Kilometer Nautical Miles to Kilometer
1 Nautical Miles 1.852 Kilometer 1 Nautical Miles is equal to 1.852 Kilometer
2 Nautical Miles 3.704 Kilometer 2 Nautical Miles is equal to 3.704 Kilometer
3 Nautical Miles 5.556 Kilometer 3 Nautical Miles is equal to 5.556 Kilometer
4 Nautical Miles 7.408 Kilometer 4 Nautical Miles is equal to 7.408 Kilometer
5 Nautical Miles 9.26 Kilometer 5 Nautical Miles is equal to 9.26 Kilometer
6 Nautical Miles 11.112 Kilometer 6 Nautical Miles is equal to 11.112 Kilometer
7 Nautical Miles 12.964 Kilometer 7 Nautical Miles is equal to 12.964 Kilometer
8 Nautical Miles 14.816 Kilometer 8 Nautical Miles is equal to 14.816 Kilometer
9 Nautical Miles 16.668 Kilometer 9 Nautical Miles is equal to 16.668 Kilometer
10 Nautical Miles 18.52 Kilometer 10 Nautical Miles is equal to 18.52 Kilometer
11 Nautical Miles 20.372 Kilometer 11 Nautical Miles is equal to 20.372 Kilometer
12 Nautical Miles 22.224 Kilometer 12 Nautical Miles is equal to 22.224 Kilometer
13 Nautical Miles 24.076 Kilometer 13 Nautical Miles is equal to 24.076 Kilometer
14 Nautical Miles 25.928 Kilometer 14 Nautical Miles is equal to 25.928 Kilometer
15 Nautical Miles 27.78 Kilometer 15 Nautical Miles is equal to 27.78 Kilometer
16 Nautical Miles 29.632 Kilometer 16 Nautical Miles is equal to 29.632 Kilometer
17 Nautical Miles 31.484 Kilometer 17 Nautical Miles is equal to 31.484 Kilometer
18 Nautical Miles 33.336 Kilometer 18 Nautical Miles is equal to 33.336 Kilometer
19 Nautical Miles 35.188 Kilometer 19 Nautical Miles is equal to 35.188 Kilometer
20 Nautical Miles 37.04 Kilometer 20 Nautical Miles is equal to 37.04 Kilometer
21 Nautical Miles 38.892 Kilometer 21 Nautical Miles is equal to 38.892 Kilometer
22 Nautical Miles 40.744 Kilometer 22 Nautical Miles is equal to 40.744 Kilometer
23 Nautical Miles 42.596 Kilometer 23 Nautical Miles is equal to 42.596 Kilometer
24 Nautical Miles 44.448 Kilometer 24 Nautical Miles is equal to 44.448 Kilometer
25 Nautical Miles 46.3 Kilometer 25 Nautical Miles is equal to 46.3 Kilometer
26 Nautical Miles 48.152 Kilometer 26 Nautical Miles is equal to 48.152 Kilometer
27 Nautical Miles 50.004 Kilometer 27 Nautical Miles is equal to 50.004 Kilometer
28 Nautical Miles 51.856 Kilometer 28 Nautical Miles is equal to 51.856 Kilometer
29 Nautical Miles 53.708 Kilometer 29 Nautical Miles is equal to 53.708 Kilometer
30 Nautical Miles 55.56 Kilometer 30 Nautical Miles is equal to 55.56 Kilometer
31 Nautical Miles 57.412 Kilometer 31 Nautical Miles is equal to 57.412 Kilometer
32 Nautical Miles 59.264 Kilometer 32 Nautical Miles is equal to 59.264 Kilometer
33 Nautical Miles 61.116 Kilometer 33 Nautical Miles is equal to 61.116 Kilometer
34 Nautical Miles 62.968 Kilometer 34 Nautical Miles is equal to 62.968 Kilometer
35 Nautical Miles 64.82 Kilometer 35 Nautical Miles is equal to 64.82 Kilometer
36 Nautical Miles 66.672 Kilometer 36 Nautical Miles is equal to 66.672 Kilometer
37 Nautical Miles 68.524 Kilometer 37 Nautical Miles is equal to 68.524 Kilometer
38 Nautical Miles 70.376 Kilometer 38 Nautical Miles is equal to 70.376 Kilometer
39 Nautical Miles 72.228 Kilometer 39 Nautical Miles is equal to 72.228 Kilometer
40 Nautical Miles 74.08 Kilometer 40 Nautical Miles is equal to 74.08 Kilometer
41 Nautical Miles 75.932 Kilometer 41 Nautical Miles is equal to 75.932 Kilometer
42 Nautical Miles 77.784 Kilometer 42 Nautical Miles is equal to 77.784 Kilometer
43 Nautical Miles 79.636 Kilometer 43 Nautical Miles is equal to 79.636 Kilometer
44 Nautical Miles 81.488 Kilometer 44 Nautical Miles is equal to 81.488 Kilometer
45 Nautical Miles 83.34 Kilometer 45 Nautical Miles is equal to 83.34 Kilometer
46 Nautical Miles 85.192 Kilometer 46 Nautical Miles is equal to 85.192 Kilometer
47 Nautical Miles 87.044 Kilometer 47 Nautical Miles is equal to 87.044 Kilometer
48 Nautical Miles 88.896 Kilometer 48 Nautical Miles is equal to 88.896 Kilometer
49 Nautical Miles 90.748 Kilometer 49 Nautical Miles is equal to 90.748 Kilometer
50 Nautical Miles 92.6 Kilometer 50 Nautical Miles is equal to 92.6 Kilometer
51 Nautical Miles 94.452 Kilometer 51 Nautical Miles is equal to 94.452 Kilometer
52 Nautical Miles 96.304 Kilometer 52 Nautical Miles is equal to 96.304 Kilometer
53 Nautical Miles 98.156 Kilometer 53 Nautical Miles is equal to 98.156 Kilometer
54 Nautical Miles 100.008 Kilometer 54 Nautical Miles is equal to 100.008 Kilometer
55 Nautical Miles 101.86 Kilometer 55 Nautical Miles is equal to 101.86 Kilometer
56 Nautical Miles 103.712 Kilometer 56 Nautical Miles is equal to 103.712 Kilometer
57 Nautical Miles 105.564 Kilometer 57 Nautical Miles is equal to 105.564 Kilometer
58 Nautical Miles 107.416 Kilometer 58 Nautical Miles is equal to 107.416 Kilometer
59 Nautical Miles 109.268 Kilometer 59 Nautical Miles is equal to 109.268 Kilometer
60 Nautical Miles 111.12 Kilometer 60 Nautical Miles is equal to 111.12 Kilometer
61 Nautical Miles 112.972 Kilometer 61 Nautical Miles is equal to 112.972 Kilometer
62 Nautical Miles 114.824 Kilometer 62 Nautical Miles is equal to 114.824 Kilometer
63 Nautical Miles 116.676 Kilometer 63 Nautical Miles is equal to 116.676 Kilometer
64 Nautical Miles 118.528 Kilometer 64 Nautical Miles is equal to 118.528 Kilometer
65 Nautical Miles 120.38 Kilometer 65 Nautical Miles is equal to 120.38 Kilometer
66 Nautical Miles 122.232 Kilometer 66 Nautical Miles is equal to 122.232 Kilometer
67 Nautical Miles 124.084 Kilometer 67 Nautical Miles is equal to 124.084 Kilometer
68 Nautical Miles 125.936 Kilometer 68 Nautical Miles is equal to 125.936 Kilometer
69 Nautical Miles 127.788 Kilometer 69 Nautical Miles is equal to 127.788 Kilometer
70 Nautical Miles 129.64 Kilometer 70 Nautical Miles is equal to 129.64 Kilometer
71 Nautical Miles 131.492 Kilometer 71 Nautical Miles is equal to 131.492 Kilometer
72 Nautical Miles 133.344 Kilometer 72 Nautical Miles is equal to 133.344 Kilometer
73 Nautical Miles 135.196 Kilometer 73 Nautical Miles is equal to 135.196 Kilometer
74 Nautical Miles 137.048 Kilometer 74 Nautical Miles is equal to 137.048 Kilometer
75 Nautical Miles 138.9 Kilometer 75 Nautical Miles is equal to 138.9 Kilometer
76 Nautical Miles 140.752 Kilometer 76 Nautical Miles is equal to 140.752 Kilometer
77 Nautical Miles 142.604 Kilometer 77 Nautical Miles is equal to 142.604 Kilometer
78 Nautical Miles 144.456 Kilometer 78 Nautical Miles is equal to 144.456 Kilometer
79 Nautical Miles 146.308 Kilometer 79 Nautical Miles is equal to 146.308 Kilometer
80 Nautical Miles 148.16 Kilometer 80 Nautical Miles is equal to 148.16 Kilometer
81 Nautical Miles 150.012 Kilometer 81 Nautical Miles is equal to 150.012 Kilometer
82 Nautical Miles 151.864 Kilometer 82 Nautical Miles is equal to 151.864 Kilometer
83 Nautical Miles 153.716 Kilometer 83 Nautical Miles is equal to 153.716 Kilometer
84 Nautical Miles 155.568 Kilometer 84 Nautical Miles is equal to 155.568 Kilometer
85 Nautical Miles 157.42 Kilometer 85 Nautical Miles is equal to 157.42 Kilometer
86 Nautical Miles 159.272 Kilometer 86 Nautical Miles is equal to 159.272 Kilometer
87 Nautical Miles 161.124 Kilometer 87 Nautical Miles is equal to 161.124 Kilometer
88 Nautical Miles 162.976 Kilometer 88 Nautical Miles is equal to 162.976 Kilometer
89 Nautical Miles 164.828 Kilometer 89 Nautical Miles is equal to 164.828 Kilometer
90 Nautical Miles 166.68 Kilometer 90 Nautical Miles is equal to 166.68 Kilometer
91 Nautical Miles 168.532 Kilometer 91 Nautical Miles is equal to 168.532 Kilometer
92 Nautical Miles 170.384 Kilometer 92 Nautical Miles is equal to 170.384 Kilometer
93 Nautical Miles 172.236 Kilometer 93 Nautical Miles is equal to 172.236 Kilometer
94 Nautical Miles 174.088 Kilometer 94 Nautical Miles is equal to 174.088 Kilometer
95 Nautical Miles 175.94 Kilometer 95 Nautical Miles is equal to 175.94 Kilometer
96 Nautical Miles 177.792 Kilometer 96 Nautical Miles is equal to 177.792 Kilometer
97 Nautical Miles 179.644 Kilometer 97 Nautical Miles is equal to 179.644 Kilometer
98 Nautical Miles 181.496 Kilometer 98 Nautical Miles is equal to 181.496 Kilometer
99 Nautical Miles 183.348 Kilometer 99 Nautical Miles is equal to 183.348 Kilometer
100 Nautical Miles 185.2 Kilometer 100 Nautical Miles is equal to 185.2 Kilometer

What is the Difference Between Nautical Mile and Kilometer?

The below table represents the difference between Nautical miles and Kilometer and also assists  you in understanding the conversion method. 

Basis  Nautical miles Kilometers
Symbol M/NM KM
Definition It is defined as a measuring unit mainly used in marine, space, and air navigation.  A Kilometer describes the light travelling distance in a vacuum tube within     1/299,792,458 seconds. In a Statically way, one kilometer represents 1000 meters. 
Relationship 1Nautical mile= 1.852 kilometers. 1 Kilometer = 0.5399568035 Nautical Miles
Size It is around two times larger than a kilometer. It is smaller than a nautical mile. 
Acceptance It is Globally used, except for countries such as the UK and the US.   Worldwide used, except in the UK and the US, where they use Miles instead Kilometers. 

FAQ's about Nautical Miles to Kilometers

Q1. How much is one nautical mile to Km?

one nautical mile is equivalent to 1.852.

Q2. How do you convert km to nautical miles?

The formula to convert Km to nautical miles is mentioned below:

                      Number of Km * 0.539957 = Nautical miles

Q3. What is the formula to convert nautical miles to km?

The formula to convert nautical miles to Km is mentioned below: 

                      Number of Nautical Miles * 1.852  = Km

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