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It's about one-and-one-third times as big as The US Virgin Islands.
In other words, the size of The US Virgin Islands is 0.7460 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. United States Virgin Islands, a.k.a. Virgin Islands of the United States) (United States) (total land area)
The US Virgin Islands are an insular area of the United States consisting of the Caribbean islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas, Water Island, and others, which measure 134 square miles in total land area. The islands are known as popular tourist destinations and as the location of several petroleum refineries.
It's about seven-tenths as big as Moloka'i.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.68850 times the size of Moloka'i, and the size of Moloka'i is 1.4520 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Moloka'I) (Hawaii)
The fifth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Molokai measures 260 square miles in total area. It is known as the historical home of Father Damien de Veuster, who cared for those afflicted with leprosy (a.k.a. Hansen's Disease).
It's about three-fifths as big as New York City.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.59020 times the size of New York City, and the size of New York City is 1.6940 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Big Apple, a.k.a. NYC, a.k.a. Gotham) (New York)
The largest city in New York and thirteenth-largest in the United States, New York City measures 303.30 square miles in total area. The city is known as a hub for finance, commerce, and international affairs as well as a renowned center of culture.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as big as Honolulu.
In other words, 179 square miles is 1.751740 times the size of Honolulu, and the size of Honolulu is 0.5708610 times that amount.
(Hawaii)
The capital and most-populated city in Hawaii, Honolulu measures 102.1840 square miles in total area. The city is known as the home of numerous tourist attractions, including the 'Iolani Palace — the only palace to have been occupied by a monarch in the United States — and the USS Arizona Memorial, which commemorates the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941.
It's about three-fifths as big as San Diego.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.5520 times the size of San Diego, and the size of San Diego is 1.8120 times that amount.
(California)
The second-largest city in California and the eleventh-largest in the United States as of 2009, San Diego measures 324.30 square miles in total area. The city is known for its defense manufacturing and biotechnology industries.
It's about half as big as Dallas.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.52260 times the size of Dallas, and the size of Dallas is 1.9140 times that amount.
(Texas)
The third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-largest in the United States as of 2009, Dallas measures 342.50 square miles in total area. The city is known as a strong industrial, commerce, and banking center, and as an "inland port," due to its metropolitan airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International.
It's about half as big as Indianapolis.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.49510 times the size of Indianapolis, and the size of Indianapolis is 2.02 times that amount.
(Indiana) (Metropolitan Statistical Area)
The capital of and largest city in Indiana as of 2009, Indianapolis measures 361.50 square miles in total area. The city is known for its sports tourism, including the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 auto races, and the Men's and Women's NCAA basketball tournaments.