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Unit system nautical
Unit of speed
Symbol knot
Unit conversions
1 knot in ... ... is equal to ...
SI units 0.51444 m·s-1
Imperial/US unit(s) 1.1508 mph
Other unit(s) 1.8520 km·h-1

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Kilometre per second [km/s]
Metre per second [m/s]
Kilometre per hour [km/h]
Millimetre per second [mm/s]
Micrometre per second [µm/s]
Imperial/US Conversion
Mile per second
Mile per hour [mph]
Foot per second [ft/s]
Nautical Conversion
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Speed of light [c]
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Human walk
Common snail

The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile (1.852 km) per hour, approximately 1.151 mph. The ISO Standard symbol for the knot is kn.

The knot is a non-SI unit that is "accepted for use with the SI". Worldwide, the knot is used in meteorology, and in maritime and air navigation—for example, a vessel travelling at 1 knot along a meridian travels approximately one minute of geographic latitude in one hour.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Knot (unit)", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.