See also circular mils.


In Denmark, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of distance, = 24,000 fod, approximately 7.5325 kilometers (4.680 miles). Sometimes called a landmil. link to a table showing relationships between Danish units of length

United Nations, 1966.


iron milestone

Swedish iron mile marker. The symbol at the top is the monogram of King Adolf Fredrik (1710-1771).

© Hjerpe

In Sweden, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of distance, = 10 kilometers (about 6.21 miles). Sometimes called a nymil, to distinguish it from the former mil, = 3600 stänger = 36,000 fot, which was about 10.69 km (6.64 miles). link to a table showing relationships between Swedish units of length

United Nations, 1966.


In Norway, a unit of distance, now = 10 kilometers. Formerly it was = 18,000 alen = 36,000 fot, about 11.30 kilometers.


In Britain and the United States, 19ᵗʰ – 21st centuries, a unit of length, = 0.001 inch. The thickness of plastic trash bags, for example, is usually given in mils.

United Nations, 1966. (for the U.S.)


The “mil” is a thousandth part of a British inch.

Brittannia Co.
Screws and Screwmaking.
New York: James H. Wood, 1892.
Page 55.


In Turkey, a unit of distance, = 1895 meters.  opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system


In the province of Yaracuy in Venezuela A map showing the location of Venezuela., ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass used for bananas, = 400 kilograms.

United Nations, 1966.

Technical Conversion Factors…, 1972, page 347.


protractor graduated in mils

A unit of plane angle used in artillery, equal to exactly 1/6400 of 360 degrees, or exactly 0.056 25 degree, or about 0.000 981 747 704 radian. Symbol, ‰. This is the value used by NATO. A slightly different value, 0.000 999 996 6 radian, was used in France, under the name millième.

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