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It's about three-fourths as big as Manila
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.748270 times the size of Manila, and the size of Manila is 1.33640 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Kalakhang Maynila) (officially the "National Capital Region (NCR)") (for Metro Manila) (Philippines)
The governmental seat of the Philippines and the one of the world's most densely-populated regions, the Manila metro area measures 239.220 square miles. The area is host to a population of 12,877,253 people (as of 2015).
It's about one-and-a-half times as big as Dublin
In other words, 179 square miles is 1.460 times the size of Dublin, and the size of Dublin is 0.68490 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Baile Átha Cliath) (Leinster, Ireland) (for metro Dublin City)
The city of Dublin and its surrounding metro areas measure 122.60 square miles. Dublin is home to the Spire of Dublin, a stainless steel monument built in 2003 that rises to 121.2 m in height.
It's about three-fifths as big as Bangalore
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.6260 times the size of Bangalore, and the size of Bangalore is 1.60 times that amount.
(officially Bangaluru) (Karnataka, India) (for Greater Bangalore)
Greater Bangalore, the metro area surrounding the city of Bangalore, and including hundreds of wards and villages and eleven municipal areas, measures 286 square miles in total area. Greater Bangalore is home to Electronic City, one of the largest IT parks in the country, covering over 1.240 square miles.
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 Edinburgh
In other words, the size of Edinburgh is 0.5680 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. Edinburgh, a.k.a. Dùn Èideann, a.k.a. Edinburgum) (Scotland, United Kingdom)
Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, measures 102 square miles. Edinburgh Castle, atop Castle Rock, is the centerpiece of the city and has been continuously-occupied for over 1,800 years.
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.