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How much of a mile is 800 meters?

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Eight-hundred meters is equal to 2,624.67 feet and is approximately one-half of a mile. A full mile measures out to 5,280 feet or 1,609.34 meters.

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With the exception of the United States, the metric system is the standard of distance measurement around the world as of 2014. The meter and the kilometer are two of the most commonly used units. Throughout many countries, the speed limit signs are set in kilometers per hour; whereas in the United States, the signs reflect miles per hour. As of 2014, all vehicles in the United Kingdom created since 1977 are required to have a speedometer that displays km/h and mph; while in the United States, the speedometers are required to display mph to be consistent with the signs used on the roads.

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