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How big is 179 square miles?

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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.
It's about 50 times as big as Oregon's Armillaria ostoyae.
In other words, the size of Oregon's Armillaria ostoyae is 0.0208 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. Shoestring Rot) (Malheur National Forest, near John Day, Oregon) (if considered single organism)
The Armillaria ostoyae fungus of Malheur National Forest is a giant fungus measuring 3.730 square miles in area. The fungus, which pathologists estimate is between 2,000 and 8,500 years old, began as a microscopic spore and is now considered the largest organism in the world.
It's about one-fiftieth as big as New Jersey.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.0205244 times the size of New Jersey, and the size of New Jersey is 48.72250 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Garden State," New Jersey measures 8,721.310 square miles in total area. The Garden State Parkway — the busiest toll highway in the country — runs the 277 km (172 mi) length of New Jersey's coast.
It's about one-fiftieth as big as New Hampshire.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.0191445 times the size of New Hampshire, and the size of New Hampshire is 52.23430 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Granite State," New Hampshire measures 9,349.930 square miles in total area. New Hampshire's western border with Vermont is marked by the Connecticut River — the longest river in New England with a length of 655 km (407 mi).
It's about one-fifty-fifth as big as Vermont.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.0186182 times the size of Vermont, and the size of Vermont is 53.71090 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Green Mountain State," Vermont measures 9,614.250 square miles in total area. About 77% of the state, or 7,691.410 square miles is covered by forest.
It's about one-fifty-fifth as big as Lake Erie.
In other words, the size of Lake Erie is 55.60 times 179 square miles.
(a.k.a. Lac &ri&) (surface area)
The fourth largest of North America's Great Lakes and the thirteenth largest lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Erie has a total area of 9,920 square miles. It borders the cities of Cleveland, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio.
It's about one-sixtieth as big as Massachusetts.
In other words, 179 square miles is 0.01695948 times the size of Massachusetts, and the size of Massachusetts is 58.964070 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts) (United States)
The "Bay State," Massachusetts measures 10,554.570 square miles. The peninsula of Cape Cod, which stretches into the Atlantic near from the southern tip of the state measures approximately 397.68520 square miles.