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It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as big as Kentucky.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.004429703 times the size of Kentucky, and the size of Kentucky is 225.74880 times that amount.
(formally the Commonwealth of Kentucky) (United States)
The "Bluegrass State," Kentucky measures 40,409.03 square miles in total area. The Kentucky Bend, a 17.556070 square miles piece of land, is a non-contiguous enclave to the west of Kentucky proper, surrounded by Missouri and Tennessee, and the only such non-contiguous state area in the United States.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as big as Tennessee.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.004247415 times the size of Tennessee, and the size of Tennessee is 235.43730 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Volunteer State," Tennessee measures 42,143.280 square miles in total area. Much of the 10,648.70 square miles of land in the West Tennessee Grand Division (Tennessee being divided into three "Grand Divisions") was ceded to the United States by the Chickasaw Nation in 1818.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as big as Virginia.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.004184764 times the size of Virginia, and the size of Virginia is 238.96210 times that amount.
(formally the Commonwealth of Virginia) (United States)
The "Old Dominion State," Virginia measures 42,774.210 square miles. The state's southern border with North Carolina deviates to the north by as much as 3 latitudinal minutes due to an eighteenth-century surveyor's error.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as big as Ohio.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.00399331 times the size of Ohio, and the size of Ohio is 250.4190 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Buckeye State," Ohio measures 44,824.90 square miles in total area. The 467.1840 square miles region in the northern part of the state known as the "Toledo Strip" is a once-disputed region that was the impetus for an 1835 boundary conflict between Ohio and Michigan known as the "Toledo War."
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as big as Pennsylvania.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.003886638 times the size of Pennsylvania, and the size of Pennsylvania is 257.29180 times that amount.
(formally the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) (United States)
The "Keystone State," Pennsylvania measures 46,055.230 square miles. Although Philadelphia is home to one of the nation's busiest seaports (by amount of container traffic), the state of Pennsylvania has just 92 km (57 mi) of coastline along the Delaware Estuary and no coastline on the Atlantic ocean.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as big as Mississippi.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.003696042 times the size of Mississippi, and the size of Mississippi is 270.55970 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Magnolia State," Mississippi measures 48,430.180 square miles in total area. Much of this area is the 11,969.170 square miles Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, a region in the western half of the state renowned for its fertile soil.
It's about one-three-hundredth as big as Louisiana.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.003452952 times the size of Louisiana, and the size of Louisiana is 289.60730 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Pelican State" or the "Bayou State," Louisiana measures 51,839.70 square miles in total area. Louisiana boasts a total of 6,400 km of navigable waterways made up of its numerous rivers and streams — the most of any state in the nation.