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How long is 26 kilometers?

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It's about 70 times as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 68.240 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.014654 times that amount.
(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 0.381010 kilometers to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102nd floor of the building.
It's about 80 times as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 80.20 times the height of The Eiffel Tower, and the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.0125 times that amount.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 0.3240 kilometers tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 0.037 kilometers or less.
It's about 90 times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 88.40 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.0113 times that amount.
(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 0.2940 kilometers. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9.6 million km, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-ninetieth as long as The Colorado River.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 0.0112 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 89.30 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 2,330 km in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 2.750 kilometers above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about one-one-hundredth as long as The Danube.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 0.00912 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 110 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 2,850 km in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
It's about 100 times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 115 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.0087 times that amount.
(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 0.2270 kilometers above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, 26 kilometers is 0.00745 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 134 times that amount.
(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 3,490 km across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.