**What exactly is a mile?**

**Well, it's a measurement of length, but what length?**

**Originally a mile was the distance a Roman legion could
march in 1000 paces**** which equaled about
4,856 feet.**

**Then we have the
metric mile at 1,500 meters or 4,921.26 feet.**

**Milestones on ancient Roman roads were about 5,000 feet
apart.**

**A mile is also 8
furlongs, 1609 meters or 5,278.87 feet.**

**Next is the Data mile measuring 6,000 feet.**

**The Irish mile is 6,720 feet.**

**The nautical mile is 6,076.12 feet.**

**The Dutch mile is getting pretty big at about 19,028
feet.**

**Next we have The German
mile at about 20,997 feet.**

**
The Long mile is long, measuring 31496 feet.**

**And the winner for the world's longest mile that we
could find is in use in Norway and Sweden, called a mile
or metric mile, measuring a whopping 10 kilometers or 32,808.4 feet.**

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