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It's about 3,000 times as big as a US Nickel

The size of a US Nickel is about 0.0003533 square meters.

(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 0.0003533 square meters.

It's about 3,000 times as big as a Postage Stamp

The size of a Postage Stamp is about 0.0004 square meters.

(average; United States dimensions)

A typical postage stamp measures an average of 0.0004 square meters. 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 3,500 times as big as a US Penny

The size of a US Penny is about 0.000285 square meters.

(United States one-cent coin) (a.k.a. Lincoln penny, a.k.a. Cent, a.k.a. One cent piece)

The Lincoln penny, in its current design since 1909, has a diameter of 19.05 mm (0.75 in) and an area of 0.000285 square meters.

It's about 4,000 times as big as a US Dime

The size of a US Dime is about 0.0002519 square meters.

(United States ten-cent coin) (a.k.a. Roosevelt dime)

The dime, in its current design since 1946, has a diameter of 17.91 mm (0.705 in) and an area of 0.0002519 square meters.

It's about one-four-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Bill Gates' Home

The size of Bill Gates' Home is about 4,474 square meters.

(Medina, Washington)

One of the largest homes in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates' home has a total area of 4,474 sq. m, including 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 6 fireplaces, a 230 sq. m gym, a 90 sq. m dining room, and a 190 sq. m library. It was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the same architectural firm responsible for the design of one of Apple Inc's flagship stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

It's about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as big as a Football field

The size of a Football field is about 5,351.2151040 square meters.

(American) (per NFL regulation)

Per NFL rules, a football field should measure 109.728 m (120 yards) long by 48.768 m wide, for a total area of 5,351.215104 sq. m. Due to a blizzard, the first NFL playoff game in 1932 was held indoors in Chicago Stadium (it was also the first indoor game) on a field measuring just 55 m by 40.0 m, for a total area of 2,200 sq. m.

It's about one-six-thousandth as big as The White House

The size of The White House is about 6,200 square meters.

(Washington, DC) (including wings)

Housing the presidency, the White House occupies six stories and a total of 6,200 sq. m of floor space. This space includes 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and 3 elevators, as well as a tennis court, bowling alley, movie theater, jogging track, swimming pool, and putting green.

It's about one-eight-thousand-five-hundredth as big as The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The size of The Palace of Holyroodhouse is about 8,100 square meters.

(a.k.a. HolyroodÂ Palace) (Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) (Palace without gardens)

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the residence of the British Monarch in Scotland, measures about 8,100 sq. m, on a total grounds area of about 40,000 sq. m. Each year, the Palace hosts a Garden Party, serving 8,000 guests from a 150-meter-long buffet table.

It's about one-eight-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Seal Island

The size of Seal Island is about 8,100 square meters.

(Western Cape province, South Africa)

Seal Island, named for the tens of thousands of Cape Fur Seals that live there, measures about 8,100 sq. m. The large number seals attract great white sharks, who circle the island in a so-called "Ring of Death."

It's about one-ten-thousandth as big as a City Block (Manhattan)

The size of a City Block (Manhattan) is about 10,000 square meters.

(per Bridges, William -

*1811 Commissioner's Plan for New York City*) (approximate)A Manhattan city block measures about 200 m between the Northeast-Southwest streets by about 60 m between the Northwest-Southeast streets for a total area of about 10,000 sq. m. There are roughly 2,000 blocks within the city, representing one of the most prolific applications of the city planning grid plan in history.

It's about one-ten-thousandth as big as Trafalgar Square

The size of Trafalgar Square is about 12,000 square meters.

(a.k.a. Charing Cross) (City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom)

It's about 15,000 times as big as a Nailhead

The size of a Nailhead is about 0.000077740 square meters.

(for 11-gauge wire nai)

An 11-gauge nailhead measures 0.000077740 square meters. Nails have been used since ancient times; archaeologists have discovered Ancient Egyptian nails that are over 5,000 years old.

It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as big as The Great Banyan Tree

The size of The Great Banyan Tree is about 14,400 square meters.

(a.k.a. The Great Banyan, a.k.a.

*Ficus benghalensis*) (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, West Bengal, India)The Great Banyan Tree is a single tree in the Indian Botanic Garden in West Bengal with aerial roots covering a total area of about 14,400 sq. m. While its exact age is unknown, the tree has been noted in guidebooks for over 200 years.

It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as big as The Biltmore Estate

The size of The Biltmore Estate is about 16,300 square meters.

(Asheville, North Carolina) (house only)

The main house of Biltmore Estate covers 16,300 sq. m and contains 250 rooms. The fifty-six auxiliary buildings of the estate are interconnected through the nearly 71 km of roads on the Biltmore grounds.

It's about one-thirty-thousandth as big as The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

The size of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is about 31,500 square meters.

(Washington, D.C.) (pool surface area)

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool has a water surface area of 31,500 sq. m. The Pool has a sloping bottom and extends to 80 cm (30 in) in depth at its center.