It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Amazon River.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 0.004039 times the length of The Amazon River, and the length of The Amazon River is 247.60 times that amount.(from Nevado Mismi, Arequipa, Peru through near Marajó, Brazil) (approximate distance)
The Amazon River has an approximate distance of 6,437 km. Although by most measures it is the largest and one of the most significant rivers in the world, the region surrounding the Amazon is mostly sparsely populated and the river itself has no bridges across it at any point.
It's about 250 times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 248 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.00403 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 0.1050 kilometers (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 0.1050 kilometers, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about 250 times as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 0.0037 times 26 kilometers.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 0.096 kilometers. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about 300 times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 279.60 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.003577 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 0.09299 kilometers including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about 350 times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.0029 times 26 kilometers.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 0.076 kilometers. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Great Wall of China (total).
In other words, 26 kilometers is 0.00294 times the length of The Great Wall of China (total), and the length of The Great Wall of China (total) is 340 times that amount.(长城, 長城, Chángchéng, a.k.a. 万里长城, 萬里長城, Wànlǐ Chángchéng) (a.k.a. "The long wall of 10,000 Li") (from Shanhaiguan through Lop Nur, China) (total length, all branches)
The Great Wall of China, including all branches and trenches, is 8,850 km. Built and maintained in multiple sections over about eleven centuries, the Great Wall is currently suffering the effects of erosion, especially in the older sections made primarily out of mud.
It's about 400 times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 380 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.00263 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 0.0685 kilometers. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 8,288 km before refueling.