It's about as big as Hawaii
It's about nine-tenths as big as Belgium
In other words, 2,831,111 hectares is 0.92738 times the size of Belgium, and the size of Belgium is 1.078 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 3,052,800 hectares 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.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Lake Erie
In other words, 2,831,111 hectares is 1.1 times the size of Lake Erie, and the size of Lake Erie is 0.909 times that amount.(a.k.a. Lac &ri&) (surface area)
The fourth largest of North America's Great Lakes and the thirteenth largest lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Erie has a total area of 2,570,000 hectares. It borders the cities of Cleveland, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio.
It's about nine-tenths as big as Vancouver Island
In other words, 2,831,111 hectares is 0.90494 times the size of Vancouver Island, and the size of Vancouver Island is 1.105 times that amount.(a.k.a. Quadra's and Vancouver's Island) (British Columbia, Canada)
Vancouver Island, in the northern Pacific, measures 3,128,500 hectares. The island is home to the Comox Glacier, which reaches 1,960 m in height.
It's about one-and-one-third times as big as Wales
In other words, 2,831,111 hectares is 1.3656 times the size of Wales, and the size of Wales is 0.73228 times that amount.(a.k.a. Cymru) (total area)
The area of the country of Wales (in the United Kingdom) is 2,073,200 hectares. More than 76,470 hectares, or about 4% of the country's land area, is made up of the fifty-plus islands in the Irish and Celtic Seas off the coast of the Welsh mainland.
It's about one-and-a-half times as big as Lake Ontario
In other words, 2,831,111 hectares is 1.493 times the size of Lake Ontario, and the size of Lake Ontario is 0.6698 times that amount.(a.k.a. Lac Ontario) (surface area)
The smallest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Ontario has a total area of 1,896,000 hectares. It borders the cities of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Rochester, New York.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as big as Brisbane
In other words, 2,831,111 hectares is 1.7871 times the size of Brisbane, and the size of Brisbane is 0.55957 times that amount.(Greater Brisbane region) (Australia)
Brisbane, the most populous city in Australia, measures 1,584,200 hectares. Winding through the city is the Brisbane River, which is lined by the 870 m Bisbane Riverwalk.