It's about as big as Florida
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as big as New York
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 1.2005610 times the size of New York, and the size of New York is 0.83294390 times that amount.(United States)
The "Empire State," New York measures 14,129,940 hectares in total area. Adirondack Park, a 2,470,000 hectares area in the northeast region of the state, is the largest state-protected area in the contiguous United States.
It's about four-fifths as big as Kansas
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.7960670 times the size of Kansas, and the size of Kansas is 1.256180 times that amount.(United States)
The "Sunflower State," Kansas measures 21,309,600 hectares in total area. The point said to be the geographic center of the continental United States is located near Lebanon, Kansas.
It's about three-fourths as big as Minnesota
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.75337810 times the size of Minnesota, and the size of Minnesota is 1.3273550 times that amount.(United States)
The "North Star State," Minnesota measures 22,517,060 hectares in total area. Due to an error in the map used while writing the Treaty of Paris, a 154,450 hectares segment of Minnesota called the "Northwest Angle" lies north of the 49th parallel, which marks the border between the contiguous United States and Canada across the western remainder of the two countries.
It's about two-thirds as big as Michigan
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.67721730 times the size of Michigan, and the size of Michigan is 1.4766310 times that amount.(United States)
The "Great Lakes State," Michigan measures 25,049,360 hectares in total area. According to some studies, there is no point in Michigan that is more than 9.66 km (6 mi) from a lake or 136.79 km (85 mi) from a Great Lake.
It's about two times as big as The Island of Ireland
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 2.0094 times the size of The Island of Ireland, and the size of The Island of Ireland is 0.497660 times that amount.(a.k.a. Éire, a.k.a. Airlann)
The island of Ireland - split between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland - covers 8,442,100 hectares. The island has been populated for over 9,000 years.
It's about two times as big as Lake Superior
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 2.07 times the size of Lake Superior, and the size of Lake Superior is 0.4830 times that amount.(a.k.a. Lac Supérieur, a.k.a. Gitchigumi, a.k.a. Gitche Gumee) (surface area)
Both the largest of North America's Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Superior has a total area of 8,210,000 hectares. It borders the cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada