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Please confirm;

1 minute of Lattitude = 1 nautical mile.

Correct?
I am having a brain fart and I need your confirmation.
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Quiz: what makes a nautical mile vs. a land mile?
Nautical mile is 800 more feet.
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The international standard definition is: 1 nautical mile = 1852 metres exactly.

One nautical mile converts to:

0.998383 geographical mile
1.852 km (exact)
1.150779 mile (statute) [1]
2025.372 yard
6076.1155 feet
1 meridian arc minute at sea-level surface distance
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