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It's about as big as Monaco.
(a.k.a. the Principality of Monaco, a.k.a. Principauté de Monaco, a.k.a. Principatu de Múnegu)
One of the smallest nations in the world, Monaco is a city-state located on the French border of the Mediterranean Sea, which measures 200 hectares in total area.
It's about four-fifths as big as Central Park.
In other words, 281 hectares is 0.824 times the size of Central Park, and the size of Central Park is 1.21 times that amount.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
The most visited park in the country, Central Park has an area of 341 hectares. According to a 2005 appraisal, the real estate value of the Park's land is $528,783,552,000.
It's about two-fifths as big as Crawford Ranch.
In other words, 281 hectares is 0.4387 times the size of Crawford Ranch, and the size of Crawford Ranch is 2.279 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Prairie Chapel Ranch, a.k.a. Western White House) (Crawford, Texas)
Crawford Ranch, the private estate of President George W. Bush, is a 640.6 hectares estate, which, in addition to the house itself and its outbuildings, features seven canyons, three miles of river frontage and a man-made fish pond.
It's about two-fifths as big as Gibraltar.
In other words, 281 hectares is 0.43 times the size of Gibraltar, and the size of Gibraltar is 2.3 times that amount.
(British overseas territory) (total area)
The British overseas territory Gibraltar is located at the southern tip of Spain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at the Strait of Gibraltar and measures of 650 hectares in total area. It is renowned as the home of the Rock of Gibraltar (a.k.a. Calpe, a.k.a. Jabal al Tariq), a well-known tourist attraction.
It's about three-tenths as big as Oregon's Armillaria ostoyae.
In other words, 281 hectares is 0.291 times the size of Oregon's Armillaria ostoyae, and the size of Oregon's Armillaria ostoyae is 3.44 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Shoestring Rot) (Malheur National Forest, near John Day, Oregon) (if considered single organism)
The Armillaria ostoyae fungus of Malheur National Forest is a giant fungus measuring 965 hectares in area. The fungus, which pathologists estimate is between 2,000 and 8,500 years old, began as a microscopic spore and is now considered the largest organism in the world.
It's about four times as big as The Forbidden City.
In other words, 281 hectares is 3.8 times the size of The Forbidden City, and the size of The Forbidden City is 0.26 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Forbidden Palace, a.k.a. Purple Forbidden City, a.k.a. Zijin Cheng, a.k.a. Zǐjinchéng, a.k.a. 紫禁城) (Beijing, China)
The imperial palace complex of the Forbidden City consists of 980 buildings covering 74 hectares. The City was the home of Chinese Emperors and their cabinets from its construction in 1420 until the fall of the last ruling dynasty in 1912.
It's about one-fourth as big as Mackinac Island.
In other words, 281 hectares is 0.24852 times the size of Mackinac Island, and the size of Mackinac Island is 4.0238 times that amount.
(Michigan)
Mackinac Island measures 1,131 hectares in total land area. The island is located in Lake Huron and is known as a historically-cultured tourist destination and summer colony, home to the well-known Victorian Grand Hotel.