Talk:Square mile

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I am wondering about the wording of this article. It says A square mile (symbol mi²) is an imperial unit which is the area of a square whose side is one mile. Shouldn't this read ...which is equal to the area of a square... Or is the current definition a formal definition of what a square mile is? -- Popsracer 10:42, 29 Sep 2003 (UTC)


"...but like many imperial units which have officially been "abolished" in the United Kingdom, it remains very familiar in that country, with extensive unofficial usage."

Err... we still use miles officially here. Not sure what to do about changing this. Don't want to just delete it, but... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mullet (talkcontribs) .

AFAIK the UK’s only (but very visible) remaining official use of the mile is in traffic and there you don’t need square miles. Christoph Päper 14:48, 4 September 2006 (UTC)