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It's about one-tenth as big as Belgium.
In other words, 260,000 hectares is 0.085168 times the size of Belgium, and the size of Belgium is 11.7410 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-tenth as big as Maryland.
In other words, 260,000 hectares is 0.08091332 times the size of Maryland, and the size of Maryland is 12.35890 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 thirteen times as big as American Samoa.
In other words, 260,000 hectares is 13.10 times the size of American Samoa, and the size of American Samoa is 0.0763 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Amerika Sāmoa, a.k.a. Sāmoa Amelika) (United States)
American Samoa, a territory of the United States near the nation of Samoa in the South Pacific, measures 19,900 hectares in total area. It is known as the home of two major tuna canneries — StarKist and Samoa Packing.
It's about thirteen-and-a-half times as big as Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
In other words, 260,000 hectares is 13.7380 times the size of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and the size of Carlsbad Caverns National Park is 0.072791 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Carlsbad Caverns National Park) (Eddy County, New Mexico)
The home of the Carlsbad Caverns cave system, the national park of the same name occupies 18,926 hectares. James Larkin White, a 19th-century cowboy, explorer, and eventual park ranger discovered the cave and named many of its caverns when he was just sixteen years old.
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as big as Washington, D.C..
In other words, the size of Washington, D.C. is 0.068 times 260,000 hectares.
(formally the District of Columbia, a.k.a. Washington, a.k.a. the District, a.k.a. DC) (United State)
The United States' capital and only federal district, Washington, D.C. is a 17,700 hectares area located between the states of Virginia and Maryland. Washington, D.C. is known as the center of each of the three branches of the United States federal government and as home to many of the nation's monuments, museums, and foreign embassies.
It's about one-twentieth as big as Lake Michigan.
In other words, the size of Lake Michigan is 22.20 times 260,000 hectares.
(surface area)
The third largest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Michigan has a total area of 5,780,000 hectares. It borders the cities of Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Green Bay, Wisconsin
It's about one-twenty-fifth as big as Lake Huron.
In other words, the size of Lake Huron is 22.90 times 260,000 hectares.
(a.k.a. Lac Huron) (surface area)
The second largest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Huron has a total area of 5,960,000 hectares. It borders the cities of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, and Bay City, Michigan.