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It's about one-third as big as Kaua'i.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.324110 times the size of Kaua'i, and the size of Kaua'i is 3.0854 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Kauai, a.k.a. The Garden Isle, a.k.a. Taua'i) (Hawaii)
The fourth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kaua'I measures 552.280 square miles in total area. It is known as the home of Nā Pali Coast State Park.
It's about three-tenths as big as Houston.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.30890 times the size of Houston, and the size of Houston is 3.2370 times that amount.
(Texas)
The largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States as of 2009, Houston measures 579.50 square miles in total area. The city is known for its broad corporate base, prominence in oilfield equipment, and for its port, which accepts more cargo than any other port in the United States.
It's about three-tenths as big as Oahu.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.300010 times the size of Oahu, and the size of Oahu is 3.33320 times that amount.
(a.k.a. O`ahu, a.k.a. The Gathering Place) (Hawaii)
The third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu measures 596.640 square miles in total area. It is known as the home of the state capital, Honolulu, as the site of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and as the filming location of numerous movies and television shows.
It's about three-tenths as big as Oklahoma City.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.28730640 times the size of Oklahoma City, and the size of Oklahoma City is 3.4806050 times that amount.
(a.k.a. OK City, a.k.a. OKC) (Oklahoma)
The capital and largest city in the state, Oklahoma City measures 623.0283 square miles. The city is known for its energy exploration and information technology industries and as the location of the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building by Timothy McVeigh.
It's about one-fourth as big as Butte.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.24970440 times the size of Butte, and the size of Butte is 4.004735 times that amount.
(The City and County of Butte-Silver Bow) (Montana)
The eighth-largest city in the country and the second-largest in Montana, the Butte-Silver Bow City County measures 716.84770 square miles. The city was called "the Richest Hill on Earth" for its numerous copper, silver, and gold mines.
It's about one-fourth as big as Maui.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.246140 times the size of Maui, and the size of Maui is 4.0627 times that amount.
(Hawaii)
The second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui measures 727.220 square miles in total area. It is known as the home of the Maui High Performance Computing Center and as a major tourist destination.
It's about one-fourth as big as Anaconda.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.241480 times the size of Anaconda, and the size of Anaconda is 4.14110 times that amount.
(Anaconda City/Deer Lodge County) (Montana)
The consolidated city-county of Deer Lodge County (of which Anaconda is the county seat) measure 741.280 square miles in total area. The town of Anaconda is named after the Anaconda Mine owned by the town's founder, Marcus Daly, and was itself the namesake of the Anaconda Copper Company, one of the largest trusts of the twentieth century.