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How big is 179 square miles?

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It's about 50,000 times as big as a City Block (Manhattan)
In other words, 179 square miles is 50,000 times the size of a City Block (Manhattan), and the size of a City Block (Manhattan) is 0.000020 times that amount.
(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 0.004 square miles. 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 55,000 times as big as The Palace of Holyroodhouse
In other words, 179 square miles is 57,000 times the size of The Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the size of The Palace of Holyroodhouse is 0.000018 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Holyrood 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 0.0031 square miles, on a total grounds area of about 0.015 square miles. Each year, the Palace hosts a Garden Party, serving 8,000 guests from a 150-meter-long buffet table.
It's about 55,000 times as big as Seal Island
In other words, 179 square miles is 57,000 times the size of Seal Island, and the size of Seal Island is 0.000018 times that amount.
(Western Cape province, South Africa)
Seal Island, named for the tens of thousands of Cape Fur Seals that live there, measures about 0.0031 square miles. The large number seals attract great white sharks, who circle the island in a so-called "Ring of Death."
It's about 75,000 times as big as The White House
In other words, 179 square miles is 75,000 times the size of The White House, and the size of The White House is 0.000013 times that amount.
(Washington, DC) (including wings)
Housing the presidency, the White House occupies six stories and a total of 0.0024 square miles 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 85,000 times as big as a Football field
In other words, 179 square miles is 86,636 times the size of a Football field, and the size of a Football field is 0.00001154254582 times that amount.
(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 0.002066115702 square miles. 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 0.0008494247488 square miles.
It's about 100,000 times as big as Bill Gates' Home
In other words, 179 square miles is 103,600 times the size of Bill Gates' Home, and the size of Bill Gates' Home is 0.000009653 times that amount.
(Medina, Washington)
One of the largest homes in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates' home has a total area of 0.001727 square miles, including 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 6 fireplaces, a 0.00008880 square miles gym, a 0.000034750 square miles dining room, and a 0.000073360 square miles 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 300,000 times as big as a Hockey rink
In other words, 179 square miles is 305,642.858 times the size of a Hockey rink, and the size of a Hockey rink is 0.00000327179247 times that amount.
(per NHL specification)
Per National Hockey League Official Rules, a hockey rink should measure 60.96 m long by 25.908 m wide with a corner arc radius of 8.5344 m, for a total area of about 0.000585650851 square miles. Ice hockey is believed to have developed from field hockey after players began holding games on ice rinks, which had been traditionally used for the sport of curling.