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It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as The Isle of Man
In other words, 223 square miles is 1.01 times the size of The Isle of Man, and the size of The Isle of Man is 0.990 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Mannin, a.k.a. Ellan Vannin, a.k.a. Mann)
The Isle of Man, a self-governing territory of England, measures 221 square miles in total area. The territory of the Isle of Man also includes the small island of Chicken Rock, which adds an additional 0.000386 square miles.
It's about as big as Chicago
In other words, the size of Chicago is 1.018 times 223 square miles.
(a.k.a. The Windy City, a.k.a. Chi-town, a.k.a. Second City, a.k.a. Chicagoland) (Illinois)
The largest city in Illinois and the twenty-third-largest city in the United States as of 2009, Chicago measures 227.10 square miles in total area. The city is known as a major Global Financial Center and as host to O'Hare International, the second busiest airport in the world.
It's about as big as Christchurch
In other words, the size of Christchurch is 1.05 times 223 square miles.
(a.k.a Ōtautahi) (urban area) (New Zealand)
Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand's gateway to Antarctica, measures 234 square miles in total area.
It's about nine-tenths as big as Manila
In other words, 223 square miles is 0.932210 times the size of Manila, and the size of Manila is 1.0727 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Kalakhang Maynila) (officially the "National Capital Region (NCR)") (for Metro Manila) (Philippines)
The governmental seat of the Philippines and the one of the world's most densely-populated regions, the Manila metro area measures 239.220 square miles. The area is host to a population of 12,877,253 people (as of 2015).
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as big as San Jose
In other words, 223 square miles is 1.270 times the size of San Jose, and the size of San Jose is 0.7870 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Capital of Silicon Valley) (California)
The third-largest city in California as of 2009, San Jose measures 175 square miles in total area. The city is known for its large technology industry.
It's about four-fifths as big as Bangalore
In other words, 223 square miles is 0.7790 times the size of Bangalore, and the size of Bangalore is 1.280 times that amount.
(officially Bangaluru) (Karnataka, India) (for Greater Bangalore)
Greater Bangalore, the metro area surrounding the city of Bangalore, and including hundreds of wards and villages and eleven municipal areas, measures 286 square miles in total area. Greater Bangalore is home to Electronic City, one of the largest IT parks in the country, covering over 1.240 square miles.
It's about three-fourths as big as New York City
In other words, 223 square miles is 0.73530 times the size of New York City, and the size of New York City is 1.360 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Big Apple, a.k.a. NYC, a.k.a. Gotham) (New York)
The largest city in New York and thirteenth-largest in the United States, New York City measures 303.30 square miles in total area. The city is known as a hub for finance, commerce, and international affairs as well as a renowned center of culture.