It's about forty times as big as Kangaroo Island
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 38.510 times the size of Kangaroo Island, and the size of Kangaroo Island is 0.02597 times that amount.(a.k.a. Karta) (state of South Australia, Australia)
Kangaroo Island, off the southern coast of Australia, measures 440,500 hectares in total area. The island is famous for its ligurian bee colonies, exporting over 100 tonnes of honey each year.
It's about 40 times as big as Rhode Island
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 42.39210 times the size of Rhode Island, and the size of Rhode Island is 0.0235893 times that amount.(a.k.a. The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, a.k.a. RI) (United States)
The "Ocean State," Rhode Island measures 400,166 hectares in total area. Several large bays totaling 270,600 hectares make up 32.4% of its total area.
It's about one-fiftieth as big as Brazil
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.01992261 times the size of Brazil, and the size of Brazil is 50.194230 times that amount.(a.k.a. Brasil, formally the Federative Republic of Brazil, a.k.a. Rep&blica Federativa do Brasil)
Brazil measures 851,487,700 hectares in total area. Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and eighth-largest economy (by GDP).
It's about 55 times as big as Yosemite National Park
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 56.0442 times the size of Yosemite National Park, and the size of Yosemite National Park is 0.0178431 times that amount.(Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Madera counties, California, near Mariposa, California) (total land area)
Famous for its granite cliffs and Giant Sequoia groves, Yosemite National Park is 302,687 hectares in total area, of which 20,800 hectares is the well-known Yosemite Valley. The Park is known as the home of Yosemite Falls — the highest waterfall in North America and sixth highest in the world at 739 m (2,420 ft)
It's about one-fifty-fifth as big as China
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.01767628 times the size of China, and the size of China is 56.572990 times that amount.(a.k.a. People's Republic of China, a.k.a. 中华人民共和国, a.k.a.中華人民共和國 , a.k.a. Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghég) (UN mainland area figure)
Mainland China, as measured by the United Nations (excluding China's Special Administrative Regions — Hong Kong and Macau — and disputed territories such as Taiwan, Askai Chin, and the Trans-Karakoram Tract), occupies 959,696,100 hectares in total area . China is the the most populous country in the world and the third or fourth largest (depending on areas included in the measurement) in total area.
It's about one-sixtieth as big as United States
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.01726307 times the size of United States, and the size of United States is 57.927120 times that amount.(a.k.a. United States of America, a.k.a. America, a.k.a. USA, a.k.a. US)
The third or fourth largest country in the world (there is some dispute in how China's total area is measured), the United States measures 982,667,500 hectares in total area. The United States' economy is the fifth-largest in the world, comprising a quarter of nominal global GDP.
It's about one-sixtieth as big as Canada
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.0169899 times the size of Canada, and the size of Canada is 58.85850 times that amount.Canada measures 998,467,000 hectares in total area. It is both the second-largest country in the world and one of the most-sparsely populated, in addition to having the longest coastline of any country in the world — 243,000 km (151,000 mi).