Convert Miles (mi) to Picas (pc) | mi in pc

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# Let's convert Miles (mi) to Picas (pc)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Miles (mi) to Picas (pc) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Miles to Picas

Formula
pc = mi x 381585.57
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Picas, multiply the number of Miles by 381.6 thousand
Miles (mi) in 1 Pica
There are 0 Miles in 1 Pica
Picas (pc) in 1 Mile
There are 381585.57 Picas in 1 Mile

## Unit Information

Mile
/mʌɪl/
Symbol: mi
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Mile?

The mile is a unit of length in the imperial unit system with the symbol mi.

It was originally an English unit but was adopted by many countries who all had their own slight variation on definition. The English mile, however, is equal to 63,360 inches, 5280 ft or 1760 yards.

The UK still uses the mile on all roadway signs rather than the kilometre; its SI "equivalent". It used to have the symbol 'm' until SI was established and it was changed to avoid confusion with the unit metre.

Pica
/ˈpʌɪkə/
Symbol: pc
Unit System: Typography

### What is the Pica?

The pica is a unit of length in the field of typography and uses the symbol pc.

There are 12 points in 1 pica. 1 pica represents approximately 1/6 of an inch.

Picas are expressed using numbers and a lower case p on software such as Adobe InDesign - for example 8p6 which would represent 8 picas and 6 points (or 8.5 picas).

The Pica is very useful in measuring and calculating the space needed to print letters and words on paper - for example when laying out books or magazine articles; the font lengths are quanitified by the number of characters per pica (cpp).