It's about one-twenty-five-thousandth as long as The Rhine
In other words, the length of The Rhine is 25,600 times 28.20 fathoms.(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 722,000 fathoms 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 30,000 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness)
In other words, the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0000330 times 28.20 fathoms.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.00093 fathoms in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about 40,000 times as long as a Grain of Sand
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 41,300 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00002420 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.000684 fathoms. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 8.260 fathoms in height.
It's about one-forty-five-thousandth as long as The Colorado River
In other words, the length of The Colorado River is 45,200 times 28.20 fathoms.(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 1,270,000 fathoms in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 1,500 fathoms above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about one-fifty-five-thousandth as long as The Danube
In other words, the length of The Danube is 55,200 times 28.20 fathoms.(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 1,560,000 fathoms 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-seventy-thousandth as long as The Oregon Trail
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.00001480 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 67,600 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 1,910,000 fathoms 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-seventy-thousandth as long as The Volga
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.00001460 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 68,500 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 1,930,000 fathoms 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.