It's about as long as Calangute Beach
(Goa, India) (approximate)
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Goa, Calangute Beach, the "Queen of Beaches," stretches about 7 km in length.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Mount Everest
In other words, 8 kilometers is 0.9040710 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 1.106110 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. Sagarmatha, a.k.a. Mount Qomolangma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest rises 8.848860 kilometers above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak â€” raising it by 0.00000400 kilometers and shifting it to the northeast by 0.00000450 kilometers each year.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as a Mauna Loa
In other words, 8 kilometers is 0.87260 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 1.1460 times that amount.(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 9.20 kilometers above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Aconcagua
In other words, 8 kilometers is 1.14910 times the height of Aconcagua, and the height of Aconcagua is 0.870250 times that amount.(a.k.a. Cerro Aconcagua) (Mendoza, Argentina)
Aconcagua measures 6.96190 kilometers height at its peak. Although there is no definitive evidence that members of the indigenous Inca civilization ever reached the peak the mountain, numerous archeological sites have been found on the slopes of the mountain, including a naturally-embalmed Incan mummy was discovered on a 5.20 kilometers high ridge.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as The Las Vegas Strip
In other words, the length of The Las Vegas Strip is 0.830 times 8 kilometers.(Las Vegas Boulevard S and W from Russel Rd to Sahara Ave)(Paradise, Nevada through Winchester, Nevada).
Although technically located beyond the city limits of Las Vegas (along with the well-known "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign), the stretch of road known as the "Las Vegas Strip" runs 6.8 km along Las Vegas Boulevard South and West from Russel Road at the south end to Sahara Avenue at the north end. The casinos and hotels on the Strip display an estimated total of 24,000 km of neon light tubing.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as Denali
In other words, 8 kilometers is 1.2920 times the height of Denali, and the height of Denali is 0.7740 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount McKinley, a.k.a. Doleika, a.k.a. Traleika, a.k.a. "The Great One") (Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska) (South peak)
The highest mountain peak in North America, Denali's South Peak measures 6.1930 kilometers above sea level at its peak. The impetus for the name Mount McKinley was US president William McKinley of Ohio, and disputes over the which of the mountain's names should be officially recognized regularly occur between Ohio Congressmen and Alaska politicians.
It's about one-and-one-third times as tall as Mount Logan
In other words, 8 kilometers is 1.3430 times the height of Mount Logan, and the height of Mount Logan is 0.74460 times that amount.(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 5.960 kilometers. The high altitude and northern latitude of the mountain resulted in one-time temperature of -77.5 °C — the lowest temperature ever recorded outside of Antarctica.