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It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as San Jose
In other words, 179 square miles is 1.02 times the size of San Jose, and the size of San Jose is 0.980 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Capital of Silicon Valley) (California)
The third-largest city in California as of 2009, San Jose measures 175 square miles in total area. The city is known for its large technology industry.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as big as The Isle of Wight
In other words, 179 square miles is 1.190 times the size of The Isle of Wight, and the size of The Isle of Wight is 0.840 times that amount.
(England, United Kingdom)
The Isle of Wight, located in the English Channel, just off the English mainland, measures 150 square miles in total area. The Island hosts the world's largest and longest-running regular regatta — Cowes Week — which has brought over 1,000 yachts to the island each August since 1812.
It's about four-fifths as big as The Isle of Man
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.8110 times the size of The Isle of Man, and the size of The Isle of Man is 1.230 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Mannin, a.k.a. Ellan Vannin, a.k.a. Mann)
The Isle of Man, a self-governing territory of England, measures 221 square miles in total area. The territory of the Isle of Man also includes the small island of Chicken Rock, which adds an additional 0.000386 square miles.
It's about four-fifths as big as Chicago
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.78820 times the size of Chicago, and the size of Chicago is 1.2690 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Windy City, a.k.a. Chi-town, a.k.a. Second City, a.k.a. Chicagoland) (Illinois)
The largest city in Illinois and the twenty-third-largest city in the United States as of 2009, Chicago measures 227.10 square miles in total area. The city is known as a major Global Financial Center and as host to O'Hare International, the second busiest airport in the world.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as big as Detroit
In other words, 179 square miles is 1.290 times the size of Detroit, and the size of Detroit is 0.77520 times that amount.
(Michigan)
The largest city in Michigan as of 2009, Detroit measures 138.80 square miles in total area. The city is known for its automotive industry and its popular music legacies in the soul, hip hop, pop, and rhythm & blues genres
It's about three-fourths as big as Christchurch
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.7640 times the size of Christchurch, and the size of Christchurch is 1.310 times that amount.
(a.k.a Ōtautahi) (urban area) (New Zealand)
Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand's gateway to Antarctica, measures 234 square miles in total area.
It's about one-and-one-third times as big as Philadelphia
In other words, 179 square miles is 1.3250 times the size of Philadelphia, and the size of Philadelphia is 0.75470 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Philly, a.k.a. The City of Brotherly Love) (Pennsylvania)
The largest city in Pennsylvania as of 2009 and at one time the second-largest city in the British Empire, Philadelphia measures 135.10 square miles in total area. The city is known as a center of great historical importance and as the one-time capital of the United States.