# How big is 12,000 square meters?

It's about 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 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 four-fifths 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 three-fourths 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-and-a-half times 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-and-a-half times 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-and-nine-tenths times 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 two times 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 two-fifths 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.

It's about two-and-a-half times 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-third as big as Federation Square

The size of Federation Square is about 38,000 square meters.

(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Federation Square, the large public square in the city center of Melbourne, measures 38,000 sq. m. The main portion of the square is floored with sandstone blocks from Western Australia.

It's about three-tenths as big as The Philippine Arena

The size of The Philippine Arena is about 40,000 square meters.

(Ciudad De Victoria, Bocaue - Bulacan, Philippines) (total footprint)

The largest indoor arena in the world, the multi-use Philippine Area has a total footprint of 40,000 sq. m, with the dome itself occupying 36,000 sq. m. The floor the arena contains over 9,000 tons of steel.

It's about three-tenths as big as The Principality Stadium

The size of The Principality Stadium is about 40,000 square meters.

(a.k.a. Stadiwm Principality, f.k.a. Millennium Stadium, f.k.a. Stadiwm y Mileniwm) (Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) (total footprint)

The 70,000-person-plus capacity stadium of Cardiff, Principality Stadium has a total footprint of 40,000 sq. m. Over 40,000 tonnes of concrete and steel during the construction of the stadium.

It's about one-fourth as big as a Polo field

The size of a Polo field is about 50,167.64160 square meters.

(for field polo) (United States Polo Association rules; unboarded side maximum)

An outdoor polo field must measure 274.32 m in length and 146.304 m to in width for a total playing area of up to 50,167.6416 sq. m. Polo traces its origins to an Iranian (then Persian) war game from the 5th Century, which was played with as many as 100 players per side.

It's about one-fourth as big as Rogers Centre

The size of Rogers Centre is about 51,400 square meters.

(f.k.a. Skydome) (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) (entire complex)

Rogers Centre, a major sports stadium in downtown Toronto, measures a total of 51,400 sq. m over the entire complex. The video board of Rogers Centre has a total area of 340 sq. m.