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It's about one-eight-hundred-fifty-thousandth as big as Alaska
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The size of Alaska is about 424,491,040 acres.
(United States)
The "Last Frontier," Alaska measures 424,491,040 acres in total area. Alaska is home to over 100,000 glaciers — half of the world's total — including the Bering Glacier complex near the southeastern border of Alaska, which covers 1,440,624.40 acres.
It's about 2,000,000 times as big as a Bath Towel
The size of a Bath Towel is about 0.00026781 acres.
(for Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towels)
Bath towels typically measure 142.24 cm (56 in) by 76.2 cm (30 in), for a total area of about 0.00026781 acres. The city of Bursa, Turkey is known as the birthplace of the modern towel.
It's about 0.0000003 times as big as Brazil
The size of Brazil is about 2,104,072,000 acres.
(a.k.a. Brasil, formally the Federative Republic of Brazil, a.k.a. Rep&blica Federativa do Brasil)
Brazil measures 2,104,072,000 acres in total area. Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and eighth-largest economy (by GDP).
It's about 0.0000002 times as big as China
The size of China is about 2,371,461,000 acres.
(a.k.a. People's Republic of China, a.k.a. 中华人民共和国, a.k.a.中華人民共和國 , a.k.a. Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghég) (UN mainland area figure)
Mainland China, as measured by the United Nations (excluding China's Special Administrative Regions — Hong Kong and Macau — and disputed territories such as Taiwan, Askai Chin, and the Trans-Karakoram Tract), occupies 2,371,461,000 acres in total area . China is the the most populous country in the world and the third or fourth largest (depending on areas included in the measurement) in total area.
It's about 0.0000002 times as big as United States
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The size of United States is about 2,428,224,000 acres.
(a.k.a. United States of America, a.k.a. America, a.k.a. USA, a.k.a. US)
The third or fourth largest country in the world (there is some dispute in how China's total area is measured), the United States measures 2,428,224,000 acres in total area. The United States is the third-most populous country in the world, home to over 300 million people.
It's about 0.0000002 times as big as Canada
The size of Canada is about 2,467,270,000 acres.
Canada measures 2,467,270,000 acres in total area. It is both the second-largest country in the world and one of the most-sparsely populated, in addition to having the longest coastline of any country in the world — 243,000 km (151,000 mi).
It's about 20,000,000 times as big as an Airplane Tray Table
The size of an Airplane Tray Table is about 0.0000250 acres.
With wide variation among different models of airplanes, in-flight tray tables measure around 41.2 cm (16.5 in) x 24.1 cm (9.5 in) for a total area of 0.0000250 acres. Flight safety rules require that the tray tables be upright and locked during takeoff and landing so as to reduce the risk of passenger abdominal injury.
It's about 50,000,000 times as big as an Apple iPad
The size of an Apple iPad is about 0.0000098890 acres.
(for 9.7 inch, Apple iPad Air MD785LL/B)
An Apple iPad measures 23 cm (9.4 in) x 17 cm (6.6 in) for a total device area of 0.0000098890 acres. The base model iPad Air features 16 GB of storage capacity.
It's about 0.00000002 times as big as The Land area of Earth
The size of The Land area of Earth is about 36,804,000,000 acres.
The Earth has a land area of 36,804,000,000 acres. Only an estimated one-eighth of this area — or 4,600,600,000 acres — is inhabitable by humans, with uninhabitable terrain such as deserts and high mountains covering the rest.
It's about 350,000,000 times as big as a Playing Card
The size of a Playing Card is about 0.00000140 acres.
(ISO 216 B8 size)
A single ISO 216 B8-size playing card measures 0.00000140 acres. Although this size is the most common playing card, many casinos use the smaller "bridge size" card — 0.000000650 acres smaller.
It's about 350,000,000 times as big as a Post-it® Note (3M)
The size of a Post-it® Note (3M) is about 0.00000130 acres.
(3M) (generically sticky notes, a.k.a. repositionable notes, a.k.a. repositional notes)
A Post-it® Note measures 0.00000130 acres in total area. In September, 1989, Hurricane Hugo swept through Charleston, South Carolina with winds up to 230 kph (140 mph), uprooting eight oak trees in Mr. Bruce Brakefield's yard, but leaving in place a Post-it® note attached to his front door.
It's about 2,500,000,000 times as big as a Secure Digital (SD) card
The size of a Secure Digital (SD) card is about 0.000000190 acres.
A Secure Digital (SD) card measures 3.2 cm by 2.4 cm for a total area of 0.000000190 acres. SDXC Cards, the latest standard for the technology, will allow the cards to hold up to 2 terabytes of data.
It's about 4,500,000,000 times as big as a US Quarter
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The size of a US Quarter is about 0.00000011420 acres.
(United States quarter-dollar coin) (a.k.a. Quarter dollar, a.k.a. Washington quarter, a.k.a. two bits)
The George Washington quarter, in circulation in various forms since 1932, has a diameter of 24.26 mm (0.955 in) and an area of 0.00000011420 acres.
It's about 5,000,000,000 times as big as a Postage Stamp
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The size of a Postage Stamp is about 0.0000001000 acres.
(average; United States dimensions)
A typical postage stamp measures an average of 0.0000001000 acres. One of the most prized stamps among collectors is the US-issued "Inverted Jenny" stamp printed in 1918, which features an upside-down image of Curtiss JN-4 ("Jenny") airplane; a single stamp sold for $977,500 at a 2007 auction.
It's about 5,500,000,000 times as big as a US Nickel
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The size of a US Nickel is about 0.00000008730 acres.
(United States five-cent coin) (a.k.a. Jefferson nickel)
The nickel, in its current design since 1938, has a diameter of 21.21 mm (0.835 in) and an area of 0.00000008730 acres.
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