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How big is 179 square miles?

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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 London
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.29360 times the size of London, and the size of London is 3.4060 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Greater London) (London Region) (England, United Kingdom)
London, one of the most important global cities in the world, currently occupies a total area of 609.70 square miles. For more than one hundred years, between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it was the largest city in the world by population.
It's about three-tenths as big as Stewart Island
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.2760 times the size of Stewart Island, and the size of Stewart Island is 3.6230 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Rakiura) (Southland, New Zealand) (total land area)
Stewart Island, New Zealand's third-largest island measures 648.70 square miles. Eighty-five percent of the Island, or about 540.50 square miles, is Rakiura National Park, which opened in 2002.
It's about four-and-a-half times as big as Hilton Head
In other words, 179 square miles is 4.258670 times the size of Hilton Head, and the size of Hilton Head is 0.2348150 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Hilton Head Island) (South Carolina)
Hilton Head Island measures 42.0311 square miles in total land area. The island (and city of the same name) is located in the Atlantic Ocean and is known as popular vacation destination.
It's about four-and-a-half times as big as Disney World
In other words, 179 square miles is 4.590 times the size of Disney World, and the size of Disney World is 0.2180 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Walk Disney World Resort, a.k.a. Walt Disney World, a.k.a. WDW) (Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida) (total site)
Disney World currently occupies 39 square miles. Part of the former total area of 46.30 square miles now comprises the Disney planned community of Celebration, Florida.
It's about one-fifth as big as Cape Town
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.18840 times the size of Cape Town, and the size of Cape Town is 5.3080 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Kaapstad, a.k.a. iKapa, a.k.a. The Mother City) (Western Cape, South Africa) (for Cape Town metro area)
Cape Town, South Africa's legislative capital, measures 950.20 square miles in total metro area. The core of Cape Town lies at the base of Table Mountain (a.k.a. Huriǂoaxa, a.k.a. Tafelberg), a 1,084.6 m peak.
It's about one-fifth as big as Yosemite National Park
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.1531640 times the size of Yosemite National Park, and the size of Yosemite National Park is 6.528950 times that amount.
(Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Madera counties, California, near Mariposa, California) (total land area)
Famous for its granite cliffs and Giant Sequoia groves, Yosemite National Park is 1,168.680 square miles in total area, of which 80.30920 square miles is the well-known Yosemite Valley. The Park is known as the home of Yosemite Falls — the highest waterfall in North America and sixth highest in the world at 739 m (2,420 ft)