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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."
- 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)