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It's about 2,000 times as big as Soccer City
In other words, 179 square miles is 1,900 times the size of Soccer City , and the size of Soccer City is 0.00053 times that amount.
(a.k.a. FNB Stadium, a.k.a. First National Bank Stadium, a.k.a. The Calabash) (Cape Town, Western Cape province, South Africa) (Nasrec, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa) (total stadium footprint)
Soccer City, the football (soccer) and rugby stadium measures 0.093 square miles and is the largest stadium in the country of South Africa and largest on the continent of Africa. The Stadium was the site of Nelson Mandela's first public speech upon being released from prison, and the site of Mandela's public memorial in 2013.
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 179 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 179 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.
It's about 2,000 times as big as The United States Capitol
In other words, the size of The United States Capitol is 0.0005 times 179 square miles.
(Washington, DC) (Immediate grounds size)
The grounds of United States Capitol, at the center of Washington DC's quadrants, consists of about seventeen buildings on a 0.089 square miles plot. While the Capitol Building is the central feature, other buildings include the Supreme Court Buildings and the Library of Congress Buildings, as well as several monuments and sculptures.
It's about 3,000 times as big as Eden Park
In other words, 179 square miles is 3,090 times the size of Eden Park, and the size of Eden Park is 0.000324 times that amount.
(Auckland, Auckland Province, New Zealand) (total grounds)
The largest stadium in New Zealand, Eden Park in Auckland measures about 0.0579 square miles over its total grounds. It is primarily a rugby and cricket stadium. The Park offers rooftop tours, where fans can walk along the 39-meters-high roof of the stands.
It's about 3,500 times as big as The Pentagon
In other words, 179 square miles is 3,360 times the size of The Pentagon, and the size of The Pentagon is 0.000298 times that amount.
(a.k.a. United States Department of Defense Headquarters) (Washington, D.C.) (total floor area)
The Pentagon, the world's largest office building, contains a total floor area of 0.0533 square miles. Built during World War II, the designers compensated for the steel rations then in effect by using 310,000 cu. m of concrete in the construction efforts.
It's about one-three-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Alaska
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.00026987613 times the size of Alaska, and the size of Alaska is 3,705.40370 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Last Frontier," Alaska measures 663,267.250 square miles in total area. Alaska is home to over 100,000 glaciers — half of the world's total — including the Bering Glacier complex near the southeastern border of Alaska, which covers 2,250.97560 square miles.