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It's about one-twenty-thousandth as big as Canada
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.0000464320 times the size of Canada, and the size of Canada is 21,536.90 times that amount.
Canada measures 3,855,100 square miles in total area. It is both the second-largest country in the world and one of the most-sparsely populated, in addition to having the longest coastline of any country in the world — 243,000 km (151,000 mi).
It's about 30,000 times as big as The Biltmore Estate
In other words, 179 square miles is 28,400 times the size of The Biltmore Estate, and the size of The Biltmore Estate is 0.00003520 times that amount.
(Asheville, North Carolina) (house only)
The main house of Biltmore Estate covers 0.00629 square miles and contains 250 rooms. The fifty-six auxiliary buildings of the estate are interconnected through the nearly 71 km of roads on the Biltmore grounds.
It's about 30,000 times as big as The Great Banyan Tree
In other words, 179 square miles is 32,200 times the size of The Great Banyan Tree, and the size of The Great Banyan Tree is 0.00003110 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Great Banyan, a.k.a. Ficus benghalensis) (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, West Bengal, India)
The Great Banyan Tree is a single tree in the Indian Botanic Garden in West Bengal with aerial roots covering a total area of about 0.00556 square miles. While its exact age is unknown, the tree has been noted in guidebooks for over 200 years.
It's about one-thirty-five-thousandth as big as Russia
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.0000271143590 times the size of Russia, and the size of Russia is 36,880.8280 times that amount.
(a.k.a Российская Федерация, formally the Russian Federation, a.k.a. Россия)
The largest country in the world, Russia measures 6,601,668.10 square miles. Russia spans eleven time zones and holds more forest than any other country in the world, as well as lakes and rivers containing totaling 25% of the world's fresh water supply.
It's about 50,000 times as big as a City Block (Manhattan)
In other words, the size of a City Block (Manhattan) is 0.0000200 times 179 square miles.
(per Bridges, William - 1811 Commissioner's Plan for New York City) (approximate)
A Manhattan city block measures about 200 m between the Northeast-Southwest streets by about 60 m between the Northwest-Southeast streets for a total area of about 0.004 square miles. There are roughly 2,000 blocks within the city, representing one of the most prolific applications of the city planning grid plan in history.
It's about 55,000 times as big as Seal Island
In other words, the size of Seal Island is 0.0000180 times 179 square miles.
(Western Cape province, South Africa)
Seal Island, named for the tens of thousands of Cape Fur Seals that live there, measures about 0.0031 square miles. The large number seals attract great white sharks, who circle the island in a so-called "Ring of Death."
It's about 75,000 times as big as The White House
In other words, the size of The White House is 0.0000130 times 179 square miles.
(Washington, DC) (including wings)
Housing the presidency, the White House occupies six stories and a total of 0.0024 square miles of floor space. This space includes 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and 3 elevators, as well as a tennis court, bowling alley, movie theater, jogging track, swimming pool, and putting green.