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It's about half as big as Badlands National Park.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.470 times the size of Badlands National Park, and the size of Badlands National Park is 2.130 times that amount.
(Jackson, Pennington, and Shannon Counties, South Dakota, near Rapid City, South Dakota)
Famous for its buttes, pinnacles, spires and grass prairies, the Badlands National Park occupies 381 square miles, of which 64,144 acres is a designated Wilderness Area. The site is renown for its large caches of fossils from large North American mammals dating back the Oligocene epoch - about 33 million years ago.
It's about two-fifths as big as San Antonio.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.4390 times the size of San Antonio, and the size of San Antonio is 2.2780 times that amount.
(Texas)
The second-largest city in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States as of 2009, San Antonio measures 407.70 square miles in total area. The city is known for its tourist attractions, including the Alamo Mission and the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
It's about two-and-a-half times as big as American Samoa.
In other words, 179 square miles is 2.330 times the size of American Samoa, and the size of American Samoa is 0.4290 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Amerika Sāmoa, a.k.a. Sāmoa Amelika) (United States)
American Samoa, a territory of the United States near the nation of Samoa in the South Pacific, measures 76.80 square miles in total area. It is known as the home of two major tuna canneries — StarKist and Samoa Packing.
It's about two-and-a-half times as big as Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
In other words, 179 square miles is 2.44960 times the size of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and the size of Carlsbad Caverns National Park is 0.408230 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Carlsbad Caverns National Park) (Eddy County, New Mexico)
The home of the Carlsbad Caverns cave system, the national park of the same name occupies 73.074 square miles. James Larkin White, a 19th-century cowboy, explorer, and eventual park ranger discovered the cave and named many of its caverns when he was just sixteen years old.
It's about two-and-a-half times as big as Washington, D.C..
In other words, 179 square miles is 2.620 times the size of Washington, D.C., and the size of Washington, D.C. is 0.3820 times that amount.
(formally the District of Columbia, a.k.a. Washington, a.k.a. the District, a.k.a. DC) (United State)
The United States' capital and only federal district, Washington, D.C. is a 68.30 square miles area located between the states of Virginia and Maryland. Washington, D.C. is known as the center of each of the three branches of the United States federal government and as home to many of the nation's monuments, museums, and foreign embassies.
It's about two-fifths as big as Los Angeles.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.38160 times the size of Los Angeles, and the size of Los Angeles is 2.6210 times that amount.
(a.k.a. LA, a.k.a. City of Angels) (California)
The largest city in California and the sixth-largest city in the United States, Los Angeles measures 469.10 square miles in total area. The city is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for its contributions to media, entertainment, and culture.
It's about two-fifths as big as Phoenix.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.3770 times the size of Phoenix, and the size of Phoenix is 2.650 times that amount.
(Arizona)
The capital of and largest city in Arizona and fifth-largest city in the United States as of 2009, Phoenix measures 475 square miles in total area. The city is known as an economic and cultural center of the American Southwest.