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wiki.answers.com...The diameter of the earth at the equator is 41851443 feet, or 12,756.32 kilometers or 7,926.41 miles.
The diameter of the earth through the poles is 41717290 feet, or 12,715.43 kilometers, or 7,901.002 miles.
Thus the earth is 134153 feet, or 41 km, or 25 miles 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 ball).