# 30/03/1791 French scientists defined the length of a meter

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The meter is the base unit of length in the International System of Units. The SI unit symbol is m. The meter was originally defined in 1793 as one 10-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole – as a result the Earth's circumference is approximately 40,000 km today.
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