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It's about one-twenty-fifth as big as Sitka.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.03691034 times the size of Sitka, and the size of Sitka is 27.09268 times that amount.
(a.k.a. the City and Borough of Sitka) (Alaska)
The second-largest city in both Alaska and the United States, Sitka measures 4,849.590 square miles in total area. The city is known as a major west coast seaport.
It's about one-thirtieth as big as Glacier Bay National Park.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.03488 times the size of Glacier Bay National Park, and the size of Glacier Bay National Park is 28.670 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) (Hoonah-Angoon Census area, and Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska)
Containing nine tidewater glaciers, Glacier Bay National Park covers 5,131 square miles of which 4,154 square miles is designated a Wilderness Area. Glacier Bay is home to the 33.8 km (21 mi) long Margerie Glacier.
It's about one-thirtieth as big as Connecticut.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.032291 times the size of Connecticut, and the size of Connecticut is 30.96840 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Constitution State" or the "Nutmeg State," Connecticut measures 5,543.350 square miles in total area. The northern boundary between Connecticut and Massachusetts is an otherwise straight line marked by the 2.509660 square miles "Southwick Jog" — a notch of Massachusetts extending southward into Connecticut near Congamond Lakes.
It's about thirty times as big as LAX.
In other words, the size of LAX is 0.03 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. Los Angeles International Airporta, a.k.a. KLAX) (total land area) (2012 figures)
Including nine passenger terminals and several other administrative and cargo facilities, LAX sits on 5.50 square miles of land. In 2014, LAX serviced almost 71 million passengers, 600,000 planes, and over 1.9 million tons of freight.
It's about forty times as big as Tokelau.
In other words, the size of Tokelau is 0.026 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. Tokelau Islands, a.k.a. The Union Islands) (New Zealand Territory) (total area)
Tokelau, a territory consisting of three coral atolls under the sovereignty of New Zealand, measures 4.60 square miles. With exports consisting of small crafts and small-scale agriculture, most of which is traded only with New Zealand, Tokelau has the smallest economy of any country in the world.
It's about one-fortieth as big as Lake Ontario.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.02445 times the size of Lake Ontario, and the size of Lake Ontario is 40.90 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Lac Ontario) (surface area)
The smallest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Ontario has a total area of 7,320 square miles. It borders the cities of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Rochester, New York.
It's about 40 times as big as Mackinac Island.
In other words, 179 square miles is 41.002 times the size of Mackinac Island, and the size of Mackinac Island is 0.024389 times that amount.
Mackinac Island measures 4.36680 square miles in total land area. The island is located in Lake Huron and is known as a historically-cultured tourist destination and summer colony, home to the well-known Victorian Grand Hotel.