 # How Many Minutes in a Year

Finding the number of minutes in a year may seem like straightforward mathematics that can be quickly solved, especially if you are a mathematics aficionado/enthusiast. If you go through with the calculation, you will most likely get 525,600 minutes (Five hundred and twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes), which is, of course, correct. You may not have realized that this answer may be incorrect as well as correct, however.

## How to Calculate the Number of Minutes in a Year?

Before we investigate why 525,600 minutes might be incorrect, let’s first establish how we arrived at that figure. If you aren’t a mathematics fanatic or find arithmetic difficult, you don’t have to worry, because the process is simple here. You just must comprehend it properly if you have the fundamental geometry knowledge. Just follow the steps provided.

STEP ONE: Breakdown the units of time in a year

A year is made up of 12 months, each month is made up of days, a day has 24 hours, and a single hour is made up of 60 minutes. You could continue down to seconds, but it is not necessary for now.

STEP TWO: Find out the total number of days in a year

As we know that the number of days in the months of the year is not the same. So, it is easier to determine and work with the total number of days in a year, which is 365.

STEP THREE: Find out how many minutes are there in a single day

To arrive at the answer, all you need to do is to multiply the number of minutes in a single hour with the total number of hours in a day. i.e.

60 (minutes) x 24 = 1440 minutes (in a day)

STEP FOUR: Multiply the number of minutes in a day with the number of days in a year

1440 (minutes) x 365 = 525,600 minutes (in a year).

The method I have described to arrive at the answer is quite straightforward and direct. In addition to its simplicity and directness, the answer I have provided is also the most common one, since when people ask for the number of minutes in a year, that is what they usually mean.

## How to Calculate the Number of Minutes in a Leap Year?

Leap year comes after every four years so we have 366 days in a whole year which means one day is extra than common year. So according to days of leap year, we can find minutes and seconds in a leap year by following below method:

One leap year = 366 days

One day =24 hours

One hour= 60 minutes So,

One day= 24 hours* 60 min=1440 minutes

Now one leap year=366 days*1440 minutes= 527,040 minutes

That is more than common minutes in a common year. You can also find seconds in a year like:

1 minute=60 seconds and 527,040 minutes= 527,040 minutes*60sec=31,622,400 seconds

How Many Minutes in a Year by Gregorian calendar?

According to Gregorian calendar, it has 365.2425 solar days in a year. So according to these days we can also find here minutes as well as seconds in a year.

As we calculated above that 24 hours= 1440 minutes then you will simply multiply this to 365 days like: 365.2425 days*1440 minutes= 525949.2 minutes.

So, Gregorian year is equal to 525949.2minutes but if you want to find seconds then it will be 31,556,952 seconds.

## How Many Minutes in a Year by Julian calendar?

According to Julian calendar, it has 365.25 days in a year. So according to these days we can find minutes like this:

As we calculated above that 24 hours= 1440 minutes then we will simply multiply this to 365.25 days i.e.,365.25 days*1440 minutes= 525,960 minutes.

How many minutes in a year exactly?

Here we will find exactly minutes in a year because 1 solar year is 365 days 5 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds. So according to this we will discuss in detail.

First, we will change all values in the minutes like

365 days = 365 x 24 x 60 minutes = 525,600 minutes

5 hours = 5 x 60 = 300 minutes

48 minutes = 48 minutes

46 seconds = 46/60 minutes=0.76666 minutes

Now we will put all the values that we change in minutes

1 calendar year = (365 days+5 hours+ 48 minutes+ 46 seconds)

= (525,600 + 300 + 48 + 0.76666) minutes

= 525948.76666 minutes

=8765.8128 seconds (525948.76666/60)

## Conclusion

In this article, we learned about how many minutes are there in a year according to the Common, Leap, Gregorian, and Julian calendars. We also learned about how many seconds are there in a year in detail. For any query, please contact us via the comments section.