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It's about as big as Nauru.
(a.k.a. Republic of Nauru, a.k.a. Pleasant Island)
The world's smallest island nation, Nauru is a Micronesian island with a total area of 970 city blocks. Once a prosperous phosphate mining nation with the highest per-capita income of any nation, today 90% of the population is unemployed.
It's about as big as Fort Meade.
In other words, the size of Fort Meade is 1.04 times 970 city blocks.
(a.k.a. Fort George G. Meade) (near Odenton, Maryland)
Fort Meade measures 1,009 city blocks. It is known as home of the Fort Meade Museum and the National Cryptologic Museum.
It's about four-fifths as big as Tuvalu.
In other words, 970 city blocks is 0.810 times the size of Tuvalu, and the size of Tuvalu is 1.20 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ellice Islands)
Tuvalu is a chain of islands totaling 1,200 city blocks in area and located midway between Hawaii and Australia, near Samoa and Fiji. It is the third-least populated nation in the world, with just 11,992 citizens and residents.
It's about one-and-a-half times as big as LAX.
In other words, the size of LAX is 0.670 times 970 city blocks.
(a.k.a. Los Angeles International Airporta, a.k.a. KLAX) (total land area) (2012 figures)
Including nine passenger terminals and several other administrative and cargo facilities, LAX sits on 650 city blocks of land. In 2014, LAX serviced almost 71 million passengers, 600,000 planes, and over 1.9 million tons of freight.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as big as Tokelau.
In other words, the size of Tokelau is 0.560 times 970 city blocks.
(a.k.a. Tokelau Islands, a.k.a. The Union Islands) (New Zealand Territory) (total area)
Tokelau, a territory consisting of three coral atolls under the sovereignty of New Zealand, measures 550 city blocks. With exports consisting of small crafts and small-scale agriculture, most of which is traded only with New Zealand, Tokelau has the smallest economy of any country in the world.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as big as Mackinac Island.
In other words, 970 city blocks is 1.86230 times the size of Mackinac Island, and the size of Mackinac Island is 0.536970 times that amount.
(Michigan)
Mackinac Island measures 521.01 city blocks in total land area. The island is located in Lake Huron and is known as a historically-cultured tourist destination and summer colony, home to the well-known Victorian Grand Hotel.
It's about half as big as Rock Island.
In other words, 970 city blocks is 0.536850 times the size of Rock Island, and the size of Rock Island is 1.86270 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Arsenal Island, a.k.a. Rock Island Arsenal) (Illinois, on the Iowa border) (land area only)
Rock Island measures 1,806.70 city blocks in total area. It is known as the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States and the US Army's only active foundry, as well as a former Union prison camp during the American Civil War.