Bah, a Swedish mil bests your mile as it equals ten kilometres. Too long for you?
When the millimetre does not have what it takes we use his bigger brother, the centimetre, or failing that, his even bigger sibling the decimetre.

The Japanese who sided with the smarter bunch when it came to internationalize units of lengths and distances use centimetres, or senchi, for personal height and can say things like they're 72 cm tall. No need to waste breath in saying the "one hundred and" part. This used to confuse the first time I went to Japan.