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Dutch Units Of Measurement - Historical Units of Measure - Length
... walk" (één uur gaans) which makes it equivalent to the English league – about three English miles or five kilometres, though the exact distance varied from region to region ... The word mijl has since fallen into disuse except when referring to the "mile" used in English-speaking countries ... was generally somewhat smaller than the English rod, which is 16.5 feet (or 5.0292 metres) ...

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