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It's about one-sixtieth as big as Hawaii.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.01637547 times the size of Hawaii, and the size of Hawaii is 61.06695 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Moku'āina o Hawai'i) (United States)
The "Aloha State," Hawaii measures 10,930.980 square miles in total area. A total of 137 islands make up the Hawaiian archipelago, with the eight principle islands measuring 6,422.6160 square miles in combined total area.
It's about one-sixty-fifth as big as Belgium.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.015186 times the size of Belgium, and the size of Belgium is 65.850 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Kingdom of Belgium, a.k.a. Koninkrijk Belgi&, a.k.a. Royaume de Belgique, a.k.a. K&nigreich Belgien)
Belgium measures 11,787 square miles in total area. Contrary to their name, french fries were developed in Belgium (known at the time as the Southern Netherlands) in the late 17th century.
It's about one-seventieth as big as Maryland.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.01442771 times the size of Maryland, and the size of Maryland is 69.311070 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Old Line State" or the "Free State," Maryland measures 12,406.680 square miles in total area. Nearly bisected by the Chesapeake Bay, 21% of Maryland's total area, or 2,605.390 square miles, is water.
It's about 70 times as big as Gibraltar.
In other words, 179 square miles is 71 times the size of Gibraltar, and the size of Gibraltar is 0.014 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 2.50 square miles 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 70 times as big as Crawford Ranch.
In other words, 179 square miles is 72.370 times the size of Crawford Ranch, and the size of Crawford Ranch is 0.01382 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 2.4730 square miles 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 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.