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It's about one-fifteenth as big as Delaware.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.071908631847891 times the size of Delaware, and the size of Delaware is 13.9065363128490 times that amount.
(United States)
The "First State," Delaware measures 2,489.27011451170 square miles in total area. Its 19.3 km (12 mi) border with Pennsylvania, referred to as "Twelve-Mile Circle" is the only circular state boundary in the United States.
It's about one-fifteenth as big as Juneau.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.05809554 times the size of Juneau, and the size of Juneau is 17.213030 times that amount.
(a.k.a. the City and Borough of Juneau) (Alaska)
The capital of Alaska and third-largest city in both Alaska and the United States, Juneau measures 3,081.1320 square miles in total area. Juneau is a port of call for many cruise ships voyaging off the Alaskan coast during the summer season.
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 one-twentieth as big as Puerto Rico.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.0522669 times the size of Puerto Rico, and the size of Puerto Rico is 19.13260 times that amount.
(formally the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a.k.a. Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico) (United States)
A self-governing territory of the United States located in the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico is an archipelago with 3,424.730 square miles in total land area. The island is known as a popular tourist destination.
It's about twenty times as big as Fort Meade.
In other words, 179 square miles is 21.160 times the size of Fort Meade, and the size of Fort Meade is 0.04726 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Fort George G. Meade) (near Odenton, Maryland)
Fort Meade measures 8.4590 square miles. It is known as home of the Fort Meade Museum and the National Cryptologic Museum.
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.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as big as Hawaii (Island).
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.0444388 times the size of Hawaii (Island), and the size of Hawaii (Island) is 22.50290 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Hawaii, a.k.a. The Big Island) (Hawaii)
The largest of the main Hawaiian Islands and the largest island in the United States, Hawaii measures 4,028.01 square miles in total area. It is known for its continuously erupting (for the past two decades, as of 2011) volcano, KÄ«lauea, and for the black sand beaches formed by the lava flow.