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It's about 100 times as big as Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
In other words, 179 square miles is 110 times the size of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), and the size of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is 0.0091 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino, a.k.a. Manila International Airport, a.k.a. Nichols Field) (Manila, NCR, Philippines) (total site area)
Ninoy Aquino International Airport covers a total area of 1.70 square miles, including four terminals. The total length of the airport's two runways is 5,995 m.
It's about one-one-hundredth as big as Lake Michigan
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.00802 times the size of Lake Michigan, and the size of Lake Michigan is 125 times that amount.
(surface area)
The third largest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Michigan has a total area of 22,300 square miles. It borders the cities of Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Green Bay, Wisconsin
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as big as Lake Huron
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.00778 times the size of Lake Huron, and the size of Lake Huron is 129 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Lac Huron) (surface area)
The second largest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Huron has a total area of 23,000 square miles. It borders the cities of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, and Bay City, Michigan.
It's about 150 times as big as Central Park
In other words, 179 square miles is 136 times the size of Central Park, and the size of Central Park is 0.00735 times that amount.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
The most visited park in the country, Central Park has an area of 1.320 square miles. According to a 2005 appraisal, the real estate value of the Park's land is $528,783,552,000.
It's about one-two-hundredth as big as Lake Superior
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.00565 times the size of Lake Superior, and the size of Lake Superior is 177 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Lac Supérieur, a.k.a. Gitchigumi, a.k.a. Gitche Gumee) (surface area)
Both the largest of North America's Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Superior has a total area of 31,700 square miles. It borders the cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
It's about one-two-hundredth as big as The Island of Ireland
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.0054916 times the size of The Island of Ireland, and the size of The Island of Ireland is 182.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Éire, a.k.a. Airlann)
The island of Ireland - split between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland - covers 32,595 square miles. The island has been populated for over 9,000 years.
It's about 200 times as big as Monaco
In other words, the size of Monaco is 0.005 times 179 square miles.
(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 0.80 square miles in total area.