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It's about twelve times as big as Rock Island
In other words, 179 square miles is 11.820 times the size of Rock Island, and the size of Rock Island is 0.084602 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Arsenal Island, a.k.a. Rock Island Arsenal) (Illinois, on the Iowa border) (land area only)
Rock Island measures 15.1430 square miles in total area. It is known as the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States and the US Army's only active foundry, as well as a former Union prison camp during the American Civil War.
It's about one-tenth as big as Prince Edward Island
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.081565 times the size of Prince Edward Island, and the size of Prince Edward Island is 12.26020 times that amount.
(a.k.a. PEI, a.k.a. P.E.I., a.k.a. Île-du-Prince-Édouard, a.k.a. Eilean a' Phrionnsa, a.k.a. Garden of the Gulf, a.k.a. Birthplace of the Confederation, a.k.a. Île Saint-Jean)
Prince Edward Island, located off Canada's eastern coast in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, measures 2,194.570 square miles in total area. Significant among Prince Edward Island's industries is agriculture, with the island producing 1.3 billion kg (1.4 million tons) of potatoes each year — almost 21% the output of the US state of Idaho with 3% as much land.
It's about one-fifteenth as big as Tshwane
In other words, the size of Tshwane is 13.740 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. Pretoria, a.k.a. ePitoli, a.k.a. Jacaranda City) (Gauteng, South Africa) (for Tshwane metro area)
Tshwane, South Africa's executive capital, measures 2,459 square miles in total metro area. The Reserve Bank of South Africa is the city's tallest building at 150 m in height.
It's about one-fifteenth as big as Ottawa
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.068506 times the size of Ottawa, and the size of Ottawa is 14.59730 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ville d'Ottawa) (Ottawa metropolitan area) (Canada)
The capital and fourth-largest city of Canada, Ottawa measures 2,612.910 square miles. For many years, the skyline of Ottawa was dominated by the Peace Tower (la Tour de la Paix), with city ordinances preventing other structures from exceeding its 92.2 m height.
It's about fifteen times as big as Inis Mór
In other words, the size of Inis Mór is 0.067 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. Inishmore, a.k.a. Árainn Mhór, a.k.a. Inis Bant, a.k.a. Árainn na Naomh) (Connacht, Ireland)
The largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór measures 12 square miles. The west side of the island is home to the Poll na bPéist, a.k.a. the wormhole, a naturally-formed, 0.00011 square miles, rectangular pool on the island's cliffside.
It's about eighteen times as big as Tuvalu
In other words, the size of Tuvalu is 0.056 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. Ellice Islands)
Tuvalu is a chain of islands totaling 10 square miles in area and located midway between Hawaii and Australia, near Samoa and Fiji. It is the third-least populated nation in the world, with just 11,992 citizens and residents.
It's about twenty times as big as Nauru
In other words, the size of Nauru is 0.045 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. Republic of Nauru, a.k.a. Pleasant Island)
The world's smallest island nation, Nauru is a Micronesian island with a total area of 8.10 square miles. Once a prosperous phosphate mining nation with the highest per-capita income of any nation, today 90% of the population is unemployed.