Convert Metres (m) to Mils (mil) | m in mil

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# Let's convert Metres (m) to Mils (mil)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Metres (m) to Mils (mil) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Metres to Mils

Formula
mil = m x 39370.08
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Mils, multiply the number of Metres by 39.4 thousand
Metres (m) in 1 Mil
There are 0 Metres in 1 Mil
Mils (mil) in 1 Metre
There are 39370.08 Mils in 1 Metre

## Unit Information

Metre
/ˈmiːtə/
Symbol: m
Unit System: SI

### What is the Metre?

The metre (or meter; US spelling) is the SI base unit of length and uses the symbol m.

Originally defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole but was redefined in 1799 in terms of a prototyped metre bar (this bar was changed again in 1889).

In 1983 the current definition was adopted and it is now the most common unit in any property in the world and is used in thousands of formulae to describe countless characteristics.

Let's hear it for the metre!

Mil
/mɪl/
Symbol: mil
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Mil?

The mil is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol mil (or sometimes thou).

A mil in one one-thousandth of an inch (0.001 inches) or 25.4 μm.

The mil is still used in the US to measure thickness of various materials.