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How big is 500,000 acres?

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It's about one-and-one-fifth times as big as Stewart Island
In other words, 500,000 acres is 1.204 times the size of Stewart Island, and the size of Stewart Island is 0.8306 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Rakiura) (Southland, New Zealand) (total land area)
Stewart Island, New Zealand's third-largest island measures 415,100 acres. Eighty-five percent of the Island, or about 345,900 acres, is Rakiura National Park, which opened in 2002.
It's about four-fifths as big as Cape Town
In other words, 500,000 acres is 0.8222 times the size of Cape Town, and the size of Cape Town is 1.216 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Kaapstad, a.k.a. iKapa, a.k.a. The Mother City) (Western Cape, South Africa) (for Cape Town metro area)
Cape Town, South Africa's legislative capital, measures 608,100 acres in total metro area. The core of Cape Town lies at the base of Table Mountain (a.k.a. Huriǂoaxa, a.k.a. Tafelberg), a 1,084.6 m peak.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as big as London
In other words, 500,000 acres is 1.281 times the size of London, and the size of London is 0.7806 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Greater London) (London Region) (England, United Kingdom)
London, one of the most important global cities in the world, currently occupies a total area of 390,200 acres. For more than one hundred years, between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it was the largest city in the world by population.
It's about one-and-one-third times as big as Houston
In other words, 500,000 acres is 1.348 times the size of Houston, and the size of Houston is 0.7418 times that amount.
(Texas)
The largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States as of 2009, Houston measures 370,900 acres in total area. The city is known for its broad corporate base, prominence in oilfield equipment, and for its port, which accepts more cargo than any other port in the United States.
It's about one-and-one-third times as big as Delihi
In other words, 500,000 acres is 1.364 times the size of Delihi, and the size of Delihi is 0.7331 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Dillī, a.k.a. Dillī, a.k.a. Dēhlī, formally National Capital Territory of Delhi) (India)
Delhi, the capital union territory of India, covers 366,500 acres. Delhi has one of the highest road densities in the country of India, with 29,648 km of roads.
It's about one-and-a-half times as big as Wellington
In other words, 500,000 acres is 1.458 times the size of Wellington, and the size of Wellington is 0.6859 times that amount.
(Te Whanganui-a-Tara) (New Zealand) (Wellington metro area)
The capital of New Zealand, Wellington covers 343,000 acres in total area. The Old Government Buildings, the former site of Kiwi government administration for over one-hundred years, is one of the largest wooden buildings in the world.
It's about two-thirds as big as Yosemite National Park
In other words, 500,000 acres is 0.668489 times the size of Yosemite National Park, and the size of Yosemite National Park is 1.49591 times that amount.
(Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Madera counties, California, near Mariposa, California) (total land area)
Famous for its granite cliffs and Giant Sequoia groves, Yosemite National Park is 747,956 acres in total area, of which 51,397.90 acres is the well-known Yosemite Valley. The Park is known as the home of Yosemite Falls — the highest waterfall in North America and sixth highest in the world at 739 m (2,420 ft)