It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The Volga.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 0.00534 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 187 times that amount.(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 48,300 leas in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 0.0054 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 185 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 47,700 leas 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.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Danube.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 0.00662 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 151 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 39,000 leas 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 one-one-hundredth as long as The Colorado River.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 0.00809 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 124 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 31,900 leas in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 37.6 leas above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about one-seventieth as long as The Rhine.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 0.0143 times the length of The Rhine, and the length of The Rhine is 69.9 times that amount.(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 18,000 leas in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as The Grand Canyon.
In other words, the length of The Grand Canyon is 23.6 times 257.79 leas.(a.k.a. Gran Cañón) (Arizona) (Colorado River miles measure)
The Grand Canyon has a total length of 6,100 leas along the course of the Colorado River at its bottom. Having opened in early 2007, the Grand Canyon Skywalk allows tourists to stand on a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway 15 leas above the floor of Granite Gorge.
It's about one-fifth as long as Hadrian's Wall.
In other words, 257.79 leas is 0.16 times the length of Hadrian's Wall, and the length of Hadrian's Wall is 6.3 times that amount.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 1,600 leas (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.