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It's about one-twentieth as long as The Volga.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 0.0446 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 22.4 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 1,910 nautical miles 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 twenty times as tall as Aconcagua.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 22.612 times the height of Aconcagua, and the height of Aconcagua is 0.044224 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Cerro Aconcagua) (Mendoza, Argentina)
Aconcagua measures 3.7591 nautical miles height at its peak. Although there is no definitive evidence that members of the indigenous Inca civilization ever reached the peak the mountain, numerous archeological sites have been found on the slopes of the mountain, including a naturally-embalmed Incan mummy was discovered on a 2.8078 nautical miles high ridge.
It's about twenty times as long as The Las Vegas Strip.
In other words, the length of The Las Vegas Strip is 0.043 times 85 nautical miles.
(Las Vegas Boulevard S and W from Russel Rd to Sahara Ave)(Paradise, Nevada through Winchester, Nevada).
Although technically located beyond the city limits of Las Vegas (along with the well-known "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign), the stretch of road known as the "Las Vegas Strip" runs 3.7 nautical miles along Las Vegas Boulevard South and West from Russel Road at the south end to Sahara Avenue at the north end. The casinos and hotels on the Strip display an estimated total of 13,000 nautical miles of neon light tubing.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, the length of The Mississippi River is 23.92 times 85 nautical miles.
(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 2,033 nautical miles. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
It's about thirty times as tall as Denali.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 25.42 times the height of Denali, and the height of Denali is 0.03934 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Mount McKinley, a.k.a. Doleika, a.k.a. Traleika, a.k.a. "The Great One") (Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska) (South peak)
The highest mountain peak in North America, Denali's South Peak measures 3.344 nautical miles above sea level at its peak. The impetus for the name Mount McKinley was US president William McKinley of Ohio, and disputes over the which of the mountain's names should be officially recognized regularly occur between Ohio Congressmen and Alaska politicians.
It's about thirty times as tall as Mount Logan.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 26.42 times the height of Mount Logan, and the height of Mount Logan is 0.03785 times that amount.
(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 3.218 nautical miles. The high altitude and northern latitude of the mountain resulted in one-time temperature of -77.5 °C — the lowest temperature ever recorded outside of Antarctica.
It's about thirty times as tall as a Kilimanjaro.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 26.7231 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 0.0374208 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 3.18077 nautical miles at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.