How many miles is the earth around?
Our home planet Earth measures 24,901 miles around the equator. However, from pole-to-pole, the meridional circumference, Earth is only 24,860 miles around. This shape, caused by the flattening at the poles, is called an oblate spheroid.
Earth's circumference is the distance around the Earth, either around the equator (40,075.017 km [ 24,901.461 mi ]) or around the poles (40,007.863 km [ 24,859.734 mi ])
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