Yards in a mile
A yard is a unit of length in the US customary system of measurement.
A yard is a unit of length in the US customary system of measurement that originated from the imperial system of measurement. A yard is exactly defined as 0.9144 meters. This definition has been used since 1959, when it was standardized by international agreement.
The exact origin of the yard is uncertain. The name "yard" is derived from the Old English "gerd," and since many measures used in the past were derived from parts of the body, some suggest that the yard (gerd) may have originated as a measure of the circumference of a person's waist.
The yard is still commonly used today both in the US and to some degree in the UK. Field measurements, such as those of a football or soccer field in the US are still measured in yards. In the UK, the yard is also used for measures of a cricket pitch.
A mile is a unit of length in the US customary system of measurement that originated from the imperial system.
A mile is defined as exactly 1609.344 meters. This definition has been used by 1959 when the mile was redefined with respect to SI units via international agreement. For this reason, this definition of the mile is referred to as the international mile. In general, when a person uses the measure "mile" without specifying which definition of the mile they are using, they are referring to the international mile.
There have been numerous definitions of the mile throughout the course of history, such as the Roman mile, Italian mile, Arabic mile, English mile, statute mile, US survey mile, nautical mile, and more. The definitions of many of these miles are close to or similar to that of the international mile. Examples include the nautical mile (1852 m), the US statute mile (1609.3472), and the UK statute mile (1609.3426). The Roman mile, originally defined based on 1000 paces, is the equivalent of 1480 m today.
The mile is still largely used in countries such as the US and the UK, Liberia, Myanmar, and territories of the US or UK. It is typically used for larger distances such as distances between cities or countries. Even though these countries use SI units of length for measuring many things, in the US for example, driving speed limits are still measured in miles per hour, rather than kilometers per hour as it is measured in most other parts of the world.
Yards to miles conversion
The following converter can be used to convert yards to miles or miles to yards. Enter a value in either yards or miles to convert between the two.
How many yards in a mile
There are 1760 yards in 1 mile.
How many miles in a yard
There are 0.000568182 miles in 1 yard.
Yard to mile conversion example
Unlike units in the International System of Units (SI), where prefixes are used to denote varying powers of 10 of a base unit, units of measurement in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement are more arbitrary. To convert between yards and miles, use the relationship:
1760 yd = 1 mi
To use this relationship to convert from yards to miles or miles to yards,
1. Convert 100 yd to mi:
100 ÷ 1760 ≈ 0.05682 mi
2. 26.2 mi to yd:
26.2 mi × 1760 = 46112 yd
Yards to miles conversion table