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It's about one-eight-hundred-fiftieth as big as Montana.
In other words, 175 square miles is 0.0011901329 times the size of Montana, and the size of Montana is 840.24230 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Treasure State," Montana measures 147,042.40 square miles in total area. The northwest corner of Montana is home to Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the continental United States with a surface area of 191.506670 square miles.
It's about one-nine-hundred-fiftieth as big as California.
In other words, 175 square miles is 0.0010690576 times the size of California, and the size of California is 935.403290 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Golden State," California measures 163,695.570 square miles in total area. California is home to both the highest point — Mt. Whitney at 4,421 m (14,505 ft) — and lowest point — Death Valley at 85.5 m (282 ft) below sea level — in the continental United States, the two of which are separated by just 123 km (76 mi).
It's about 1,000 times as big as Vatican City.
In other words, the size of Vatican City is 0.001 times 175 square miles.
(a.k.a. Holy See, a.k.a. State of the Vatican City, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano)
The world's smallest nation in both area and population, Vatican City is a walled enclave within Rome, Italy measuring 0.170 square miles in total area. Vatican City has been home to the Papacy since its incorporation in 1929 and the territory has been the home of Popes since 1377.
It's about 1,000 times as big as The Mall of America.
In other words, 175 square miles is 1,200 times the size of The Mall of America, and the size of The Mall of America is 0.00083 times that amount.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (total area)
The Mall of America contains over 520 stores and 6.92 km (4.3 miles) of total store frontage in an area totaling 0.150 square miles. At the middle of the mall is a 0.011 square miles amusement park featuring 27 rides.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Texas.
In other words, 175 square miles is 0.00065157296 times the size of Texas, and the size of Texas is 1,534.74750 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Lone Star State," Texas measures 268,580.820 square miles in total area. Texas covers so much area that Texarkana — a city in the state's northeastern corner — is about 30 km closer to Chicago, Illinois, than it is to El Paso — in the western corner of Texas.
It's about 2,000 times as big as Grand Central Station.
In other words, the size of Grand Central Station is 0.0005 times 175 square miles.
(formally Grand Central Terminal, a.k.a. Grand Central, a.k.a. GCT) (New York City, New York) (total terminal area). Grand Central station, the largest train station in the world by platform count, measures 0.08 square miles in total area. The large flag which was suspended from the concourse ceiling following the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks measures about 0.0000300 square miles.
It's about 2,000 times as big as Washington National Cathedral.
In other words, the size of Washington National Cathedral is 0.0005 times 175 square miles.
(a.k.a. Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) (Washington, DC) (total plot)
Sitting atop the 115 m (377 ft) tall Mount Saint Alban at the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, Washington National Cathedral sits on a landscaped, 0.089 square miles plot.