A mile is a unit o lenth. Thare is mony different kynds o mile.
In the US an the UK the wird mile for ordinar means the statute mile.
The nautical mile is uised for sea or air traivel.
The nautical mile wis oreeginally defined as ane meenit o airc alang a line o longitude o the Yird. Thare are 60 meenit o arc in ae degree or airc (60' = 1°). Sae thare war 10,800 nautical mile frae the North Powl tae the Sooth Powl.
Nou the nautical mile is defined as 1,852 metre.
1 nautical mile = 1,852 metre (by defineetion) ≈ 6,076 fit ≈ 1.151 statute mile
The mile wis first uised by the Romans. It comes frae the Laitin phrase mille passus (plural: milia passuum). This means "ae thoosand passes". A pass is the distance ilka fit muives whan takkin the ae stap.
1 Roman mile = 1,000 Roman passes (by defineetion) ≈ 1,479 metre ≈ 4,852 fit
Different miles hae been uised ootthrou history in mony pairts o the warld. In Norrowey an Swaden, for ensaumple, a mil is a unit o lenth that is equal tae 10 kilometre.