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How big is 179 square miles?

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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.
It's about two times as big as Abel Tasman National Park
In other words, 179 square miles is 2.058 times the size of Abel Tasman National Park, and the size of Abel Tasman National Park is 0.48590 times that amount.
(Tasman District, South Island, New Zealand)
New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park measures about 86.990 square miles in total area. The size of the park has increased over the years as donated parcels of land have been added to it, with the last expansion in 2008 adding 3.05 square miles.
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 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.
It's about one-third as big as Wellington
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.3340 times the size of Wellington, and the size of Wellington is 2.9940 times that amount.
(Te Whanganui-a-Tara) (New Zealand) (Wellington metro area)
The capital of New Zealand, Wellington covers 535.90 square miles in total area. The Old Government Buildings, the former site of Kiwi government administration for over one-hundred years, is one of the largest wooden buildings in the world.