Talk:Swedish units of measurement
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Are the volume units correct? Their names sound increcibly Danish to me. 惑乱 分からん 19:21, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
No, the names are all correct, as far as I can discern, being Swedish.
-This secion is INCORRECT. A "distansminut" is synonymous to "sjömil" and "nautisk mil". They all refer to the circumference around the Earth, divided in 360 degrees, again divided into 60 "minutes". In km: 40000/360/60 = ~1.851851 = ~1852 meters. A "kabellängd" is one tenth of that. This all refer to the current definitions. The expression "sjömil" also _could, up until the 1800s refer to the same unit of length as a "geografisk mil", which is equaled 1/15th of a equatorial degree, that is 4 nautical miles.
The errors are in the definition of "kabellängd", which never equals a distansminut and in the definition of "sjömil" which is incomplete and archaic. The current defintions are stated above.