How many feet in a mile?

You can check how many feet in a mile using a converter. Calculate any value in feet by entering miles. There are 5280 feet in a mile.


Mile (mi for short) – the name mile comes from the Latin – Mille meaning a thousand. Initially, this unit referred to 1000 Double Steps. It was not until 1959 that the Anglo-American measures were standardized, including miles. Nowadays, when we mean a land mile, we are talking about a length of 1609.34 meters, or 1760 yards.


Feet (ft for short) – as the name suggests, the measure refers to the length of a human foot. For a long time, the foot was the basic unit of measurement for length. Its value has changed both over time and countries. For this reason, there are many names of feet that differ in length. Typically, the foot in the 18th and 19th centuries was 28.3 cm to 32.5 cm long. There are also feet of ancient origin, the length of which is from 29.6 cm for the altar foot to 35 cm for the Egyptian and Pergame foot. Nowadays, when we talk about the foot, we usually mean the English foot, which is 30.48 cm.

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Miles to feet calculation

Examples of height and length conversions using miles to feet

The miles to feet converter is a convenient tool for checking length, depth or height, in feet. You can check the value of meters per miles or miles per feet. How many feet in a mile is a popular question to answer this question is best to present the operation of the converter on a few examples, such as river lengths or mountain heights.

The length of the rivers:

  • Red (USA) 2188 km (Mississippi) in other metric units it is 1359.56 miles as well as 11552640000 feet.
  • Senegal 1641 km (Atlantic Ocean) in other metric units it is 1019.67 miles as well as 8664480000 feet.
  • Cooper–Barcoo 1420 km (Lake Eyre) in other metric units it is 882.347 miles as well as 7497600000 feet.
  • Vistula–Narew-Bug 1213 km (Baltic Sea) in other metric units it is 753.723 miles as well as 6404640000 feet.

High mountains:

  • Lhotse 8516 m (Nepal) after converting metric units it will be 5.292 miles and also on 44964480 feet.
  • Gyachung Kang 7952 m (Nepal) after converting metric units it will be 4.941 miles and also on 41986560 feet.
  • Molamenqing 7703 m (China) after converting metric units it will be 4.786 miles and also on 40671840 feet.
  • Gyala Peri 7294 m (China) after converting metric units it will be 4.532 miles and also on 38512320 feet.