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It's about one-fourth as big as Texas.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 0.243866370 times the size of Texas, and the size of Texas is 4.10060640 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Lone Star State," Texas measures 69,562,113 hectares in total area. Texas covers so much area that Texarkana — a city in the state's northeastern corner — is about 30 km closer to Chicago, Illinois, than it is to El Paso — in the western corner of Texas.
It's about five-and-a-half times as big as Maryland.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 5.279240 times the size of Maryland, and the size of Maryland is 0.18942120 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Old Line State" or the "Free State," Maryland measures 3,213,315 hectares in total area. Nearly bisected by the Chesapeake Bay, 21% of Maryland's total area, or 674,793 hectares, is water.
It's about five-and-a-half times as big as Belgium.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 5.55680 times the size of Belgium, and the size of Belgium is 0.179960 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 six times as big as Hawaii.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 5.9919450 times the size of Hawaii, and the size of Hawaii is 0.16689070 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Moku'āina o Hawai'i) (United States)
The "Aloha State," Hawaii measures 2,831,111 hectares in total area. A total of 137 islands make up the Hawaiian archipelago, with the eight principle islands measuring 1,663,450 hectares in combined total area.
It's about six times as big as Massachusetts.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 6.2056370 times the size of Massachusetts, and the size of Massachusetts is 0.16114380 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts) (United States)
The "Bay State," Massachusetts measures 2,733,621 hectares. The peninsula of Cape Cod, which stretches into the Atlantic near from the southern tip of the state measures approximately 103,000 hectares.
It's about six-and-a-half times as big as Lake Erie.
In other words, the size of Lake Erie is 0.1520 times 16,963,860 hectares.
(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 seven times as big as Vermont.
In other words, 16,963,860 hectares is 6.812580 times the size of Vermont, and the size of Vermont is 0.1467870 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Green Mountain State," Vermont measures 2,490,080 hectares in total area. About 77% of the state, or 1,992,070 hectares is covered by forest.