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It's about 800 times as big as The Forbidden City.
In other words, 223 square miles is 780 times the size of The Forbidden City, and the size of The Forbidden City is 0.0013 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Forbidden Palace, a.k.a. Purple Forbidden City, a.k.a. Zijin Cheng, a.k.a. Zǐjinchéng, a.k.a. 紫禁城) (Beijing, China)
The imperial palace complex of the Forbidden City consists of 980 buildings covering 0.290 square miles. The City was the home of Chinese Emperors and their cabinets from its construction in 1420 until the fall of the last ruling dynasty in 1912.
It's about 900 times as big as Disneyland.
In other words, 223 square miles is 890 times the size of Disneyland, and the size of Disneyland is 0.0011 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Disneyland Park) (Anaheim, California) (public areas)
The public areas of Disneyland occupy 0.250 square miles. The park consists of nine themed "stages" — including Main Street, U.S.A; Adventureland; Frontierland; Fantasyland; and Tomorrowland — with hidden passages that allow park employees to move between each without being seen by guests.
It's about one-one-thousandth as big as Texas.
In other words, 223 square miles is 0.00083029012 times the size of Texas, and the size of Texas is 1,204.39830 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Lone Star State," Texas measures 268,580.820 square miles 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 1,500 times as big as Vatican City.
In other words, the size of Vatican City is 0.00077 times 223 square miles.
(a.k.a. Holy See, a.k.a. State of the Vatican City, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano)
The world's smallest nation in both area and population, Vatican City is a walled enclave within Rome, Italy measuring 0.170 square miles in total area. Vatican City has been home to the Papacy since its incorporation in 1929 and the territory has been the home of Popes since 1377.
It's about 1,500 times as big as The Mall of America.
In other words, the size of The Mall of America is 0.00067 times 223 square miles.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (total area)
The Mall of America contains over 520 stores and 6.92 km (4.3 miles) of total store frontage in an area totaling 0.150 square miles. At the middle of the mall is a 0.011 square miles amusement park featuring 27 rides.
It's about 2,500 times as big as Washington National Cathedral.
In other words, the size of Washington National Cathedral is 0.0004 times 223 square miles.
(a.k.a. Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) (Washington, DC) (total plot)
Sitting atop the 115 m (377 ft) tall Mount Saint Alban at the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, Washington National Cathedral sits on a landscaped, 0.089 square miles plot.
It's about 2,500 times as big as The United States Capitol.
In other words, the size of The United States Capitol is 0.0004 times 223 square miles.
(Washington, DC) (Immediate grounds size)
The grounds of United States Capitol, at the center of Washington DC's quadrants, consists of about seventeen buildings on a 0.089 square miles plot. While the Capitol Building is the central feature, other buildings include the Supreme Court Buildings and the Library of Congress Buildings, as well as several monuments and sculptures.