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Miles Per Hour
Miles per hour
Automobile speedometer, indicating speed in miles per hour
General information
Unit systemImperial, United States customary units
Unit ofspeed
Symbolmph
Conversions
km/h1.609344
m/s0.44704
kn0.868976
ft/s1.467

Miles per hour (mph, MPH or mi/h) is a British imperial and United States customary unit of speed expressing the number of statute miles covered in one hour. It is used in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a number of countries with fewer than one million inhabitants, most of which are UK or US territories, or have close historical ties with the UK or US.

## Usage

Speed limits and road traffic speeds are given in miles per hour in the following jurisdictions:

### Rail networks

Miles per hour is the unit also used in the Canadian rail system.[31]

### Nautical and aeronautical usage

Nautical and aeronautical applications favour the knot as a common unit of speed. (One knot is one nautical mile per hour, with a nautical mile being exactly 1,852 metres or about 6,076 feet.)

### Other usage

In some countries mph may be used to express the speed of delivery of a ball in sporting events such as cricket, tennis and baseball.

## Conversions

 1 mph = (exactly) = (exactly) ? 1.467 ft/s (approximately) ?
m/s km/h mph knot ft/s
1 m/s = 1 3.6
1 km/h = 1
1 mph = 1
1 knot = 1.852 1
1 ft/s = 1

(Values in bold face are exact.)

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