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The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 kilometers).But, if you measure the earth through the poles the circumference is a bit shorter - 24,859.82 miles (40,008 km). This the earth is a tad wider than it is tall, giving it a slight bulge at the equator. This shape is known as an ellipsoid or more properly, geoid (earth-like).
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The circumference of the earth is 40,075
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