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The Basics

The Earth's circumference is 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 km). Between the North and South poles, it's a bit smaller at 24,859.82 miles (40,008 km). Earth's diameter at the poles is 7,899.80 miles (12,713.5 km) while it is 7,926.28 miles (12,756.1 km) at the equator. Just so you get an idea of the size, the largest planet in Earth's solar system, Jupiter, has a diameter of 88,846 miles (142,984 km).

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