Mile (Lat. mille passuum, 1,000 paces of 5 ft. each), a measure of length or distance. According to the estimates of the length of the Roman foot, the ancient mile must have been 1,614 or 1,618 English yards, while the English statute mile amounts to 1,760 yards or 5,280 ft. There are 69.16 statute miles to a degree of the equator, and the English geographical mile is 1/60 of a degree, or 1.1527 statute mile. The distance expressed by the term mile varies; the following are its values in some countries:

COUNTRIES.

Yards.

Statute miles.

Modern Roman mile...

1.628

0.925

Irish mile...

2,240

1273

erman short mile...

6.859

3.897

German geographical mile.............

8.237

4611

Swiss mile

9,153

5 201

German long mile.....................

10.126

5.753

Swedish mile...

11,700

6.648