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How big is 179 square miles?

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It's about forty times as big as Auckland International Airport (AKL)
In other words, 179 square miles is 37.10 times the size of Auckland International Airport (AKL), and the size of Auckland International Airport (AKL) is 0.027 times that amount.
(Auckland, Auckland Province, New Zealand) (airport and tenant-occupied total land area)
Auckland Airport covers a total area of about 4.830 square miles, including two terminals and surrounding businesses on airport-owned land. Its main runway is 3,635 m in length.
It's about forty times as big as London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
In other words, 179 square miles is 37.780 times the size of London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and the size of London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 0.02647 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Heathrow Airport, a.k.a. London Airport) (London, England, United Kingdom)
London Heathrow Airport covers 4.7370 square miles between four terminals. The airport offers 7,562 m of total runway length.
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.
(Michigan)
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.
It's about 45 times as big as Dublin International Airport (DUB)
In other words, 179 square miles is 42.770 times the size of Dublin International Airport (DUB), and the size of Dublin International Airport (DUB) is 0.02338 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath) (Collinstown, Leinster, Ireland) (total site area)
Dublin International Airport covers a total area of 4.1850 square miles, including two passenger terminals, outbuildings, and two main runways. The total length of both runways is 4,709 m.
It's about one-forty-fifth as big as Wales
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.022362 times the size of Wales, and the size of Wales is 44.7190 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Cymru) (total area)
The area of the country of Wales (in the United Kingdom) is 8,004.70 square miles. More than 295.250 square miles, or about 4% of the country's land area, is made up of the fifty-plus islands in the Irish and Celtic Seas off the coast of the Welsh mainland.