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It's about twelve times as big as New York
In other words, 1,717,854.30 square kilometers is 12.157550 times the size of New York, and the size of New York is 0.08225341 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Empire State," New York measures 141,299.4 sq. km in total area. Adirondack Park, a 24,700 sq. km area in the northeast region of the state, is the largest state-protected area in the contiguous United States.
It's about twenty-and-a-half times as big as The Island of Ireland
In other words, 1,717,854.30 square kilometers is 20.3490 times the size of The Island of Ireland, and the size of The Island of Ireland is 0.049142 times that amount.
(a.k.a. √Čire, a.k.a. Airlann)
The island of Ireland - split between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland - covers 84,421 sq. km. The island has been populated for over 9,000 years.
It's about 21 times as big as Lake Superior
In other words, 1,717,854.30 square kilometers is 20.90 times the size of Lake Superior, and the size of Lake Superior is 0.0478 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Lac Supérieur, a.k.a. Gitchigumi, a.k.a. Gitche Gumee) (surface area)
Both the largest of North America's Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Superior has a total area of 82,100 sq. km. It borders the cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
It's about thirty times as big as Lake Huron
In other words, 1,717,854.30 square kilometers is 28.80 times the size of Lake Huron, and the size of Lake Huron is 0.0347 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Lac Huron) (surface area)
The second largest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Huron has a total area of 59,600 sq. km. It borders the cities of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, and Bay City, Michigan.
It's about thirty times as big as Lake Michigan
In other words, 1,717,854.30 square kilometers is 29.70 times the size of Lake Michigan, and the size of Lake Michigan is 0.0337 times that amount.
(surface area)
The third largest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Michigan has a total area of 57,800 sq. km. It borders the cities of Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Green Bay, Wisconsin
It's about 55 times as big as Vancouver Island
In other words, 1,717,854.30 square kilometers is 54.910 times the size of Vancouver Island, and the size of Vancouver Island is 0.018212 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Quadra's and Vancouver's Island) (British Columbia, Canada)
Vancouver Island, in the northern Pacific, measures 31,285 sq. km. The island is home to the Comox Glacier, which reaches 1,960 m in height.
It's about 55 times as big as Belgium
In other words, 1,717,854.30 square kilometers is 56.2710 times the size of Belgium, and the size of Belgium is 0.017771 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Kingdom of Belgium, a.k.a. Koninkrijk Belgi&, a.k.a. Royaume de Belgique, a.k.a. K&nigreich Belgien)
Belgium measures 30,528 sq. km in total area. Contrary to their name, french fries were developed in Belgium (known at the time as the Southern Netherlands) in the late 17th century.