It's about one-nine-thousandth as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York.
In other words, 556 yards is 0.000113 times the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York, and the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 8,850 times that amount.(Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York) (via I-10 E, I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, I-280 E)
The total length of the freeway route from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York via Interstate 80 is 4,910,000 yards long. This route intersects eleven states and several major cities, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio.
It's about one-seven-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, 556 yards is 0.000135 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 7,407 times that amount.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 4,119,000 yards. 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 one-seven-thousandth as long as The Volga.
In other words, 556 yards is 0.000144 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 6,940 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 3,860,000 yards 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-seven-thousandth as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, 556 yards is 0.000146 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 6,850 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 3,820,000 yards 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-five-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Danube.
In other words, 556 yards is 0.000178 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 5,620 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 3,120,000 yards 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-four-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Colorado River.
In other words, 556 yards is 0.000218 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 4,590 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 2,550,000 yards in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 3,010 yards above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Rhine.
In other words, 556 yards is 0.000385 times the length of The Rhine, and the length of The Rhine is 2,600 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 1,440,000 yards 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.