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How long is 85 nautical miles?

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It's about one-fortieth as long as The Great Wall of China (wall only).
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 0.02515 times the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only), and the length of The Great Wall of China (wall only) is 39.76 times that amount.
(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (wall segments only)
The Great Wall of China has total wall segment length of 3.38 nautical miles. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.
It's about 40 times as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 0.025 times 85 nautical miles.
(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 2.1 nautical miles. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.
It's about one-fortieth as long as The Amazon River.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 0.02446 times the length of The Amazon River, and the length of The Amazon River is 40.88 times that amount.
(from Nevado Mismi, Arequipa, Peru through near Marajó, Brazil) (approximate distance)
The Amazon River has an approximate distance of 3,476 nautical miles. Although by most measures it is the largest and one of the most significant rivers in the world, the region surrounding the Amazon is mostly sparsely populated and the river itself has no bridges across it at any point.
It's about 50 times as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 0.02 times 85 nautical miles.
(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 2 nautical miles. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about one-fifty-fifth as long as The Great Wall of China (total).
In other words, the length of The Great Wall of China (total) is 56.2 times 85 nautical miles.
(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (total length, all branches)
The Great Wall of China, including all branches and trenches, is 4,780 nautical miles. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.
It's about 65 times as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 63.5 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 0.01575 times that amount.
(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 1.339 nautical miles in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 0.04937 nautical miles and 0.06567 nautical miles) in the world, having a height of 0.05238 nautical miles.
It's about 65 times as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 65.21084 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 0.01533487 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 1.303464 nautical miles. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 0.04081555 nautical miles