Miles per hour

Miles per hour, Unit of speed.

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Miles per hour (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 Road traffic Speed limits and road traffic speeds are given in miles per hour in the following jurisdictions: Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Belize Dominica Grenada Liberia (occasionally) Marshall Islands Micronesia Palau Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa (along with kilometers per hour) United Kingdom The following British Overseas Territories: Anguilla British Virgin Islands British Indian Ocean Territory Cayman Islands Falkland Islands Montserrat Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Turks and Caicos Islands The Crown dependencies: Bailiwick of Guernsey Isle of Man Jersey United States The following United States overseas dependencies: American Samoa Guam Northern Mariana Islands Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands Rail networks Miles per hour is the unit used on the US, Canadian and Irish rail systems. Miles per hour is also used on British rail systems, excluding trams and some light metro systems. 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.
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