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Convert from league to league [nautical]
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Unit Definition (league)
The league became a common unit of measurement throughout western Europe, although its length varied greatly from region to region. It was originally intended to represent the distance a person could walk in an hour. In many cases it was equal to 3 miles, (note that the definition of a mile also varied from region to region). At sea, the league was often equal to 3 nautical miles, which is 1/20 degree or 5556 meters (metres). In the USA and Great Britain, the league is defined to be 3 statute miles (~4828.03 meters) on land, or 3 nautical miles at sea.
Unit Definition (league [nautical])
The nautical league is approximately equal to three nautical miles, 1/20 degree, or 5556 meters (metres). Note that it is not equivalent to the portugese, french and spanish measurements of the league. The nautical league is also different from the league defined on land.