miles per hour
Speedometer, indicating speed in miles per hour
General information
Unit systemImperial, United States customary units
Unit ofspeed
Symbolmph
Conversions
1 mph in ...... is equal to ...
km/h   1.609344
m/s   0.44704

Miles per hour (mph, m.p.h., MPH, or mi/h) is a British imperial and United States customary unit of speed expressing the number of miles travelled in one hour. It is used in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a number of smaller countries, most of which are UK or US territories, or have close historical ties with the UK or US.

## Usage

Speed limits and road traffic speeds are given in miles per hour in the following jurisdictions:

### Rail networks

Miles per hour is the unit used on the US, Canadian and Irish rail systems.[32][33][34] Miles per hour is also used on British rail systems, excluding trams, some light metro systems, the Channel Tunnel and High Speed 1.[35]

### Nautical and aeronautical usage

Nautical and aeronautical applications favour the knot as a common unit of speed. (One knot is one nautical mile per hour, with a nautical mile being exactly 1,852 metres or about 6,076 feet.)

### Other usage

In some countries mph may be used to express the speed of delivery of a ball in sporting events such as cricket, tennis and baseball.

## Conversions

 1 mph = 0.44704 m/s (exactly) = 1.609344 km/h (exactly)
Conversions between common units of speed
m/s km/h mph (mi/h) knot fps (ft/s)
1 m/s = 1 3.600000 2.236936* 1.943844* 3.280840*
1 km/h = 0.277778* 1 0.621371* 0.539957* 0.911344*
1 mph (mi/h) = 0.44704 1.609344 1 0.868976* 1.466667*
1 knot = 0.514444* 1.852 1.150779* 1 1.687810*
1 fps (ft/s) = 0.3048 1.09728 0.681818* 0.592484* 1

(* = approximate values)

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