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It's about one-twenty-fifth as big as Connecticut.
In other words, 223 square miles is 0.0402284 times the size of Connecticut, and the size of Connecticut is 24.85810 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Constitution State" or the "Nutmeg State," Connecticut measures 5,543.350 square miles in total area. The northern boundary between Connecticut and Massachusetts is an otherwise straight line marked by the 2.509660 square miles "Southwick Jog" — a notch of Massachusetts extending southward into Connecticut near Congamond Lakes.
It's about thirty times as big as Fort Meade.
In other words, 223 square miles is 26.360 times the size of Fort Meade, and the size of Fort Meade is 0.03794 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Fort George G. Meade) (near Odenton, Maryland)
Fort Meade measures 8.4590 square miles. It is known as home of the Fort Meade Museum and the National Cryptologic Museum.
It's about thirty times as big as Nauru.
In other words, the size of Nauru is 0.036 times 223 square miles.
(a.k.a. Republic of Nauru, a.k.a. Pleasant Island)
The world's smallest island nation, Nauru is a Micronesian island with a total area of 8.10 square miles. Once a prosperous phosphate mining nation with the highest per-capita income of any nation, today 90% of the population is unemployed.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as big as Lake Ontario.
In other words, 223 square miles is 0.03046 times the size of Lake Ontario, and the size of Lake Ontario is 32.830 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Lac Ontario) (surface area)
The smallest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Ontario has a total area of 7,320 square miles. It borders the cities of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Rochester, New York.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as big as Wales.
In other words, 223 square miles is 0.027859 times the size of Wales, and the size of Wales is 35.8950 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Cymru) (total area)
The area of the country of Wales (in the United Kingdom) is 8,004.70 square miles. More than 295.250 square miles, or about 4% of the country's land area, is made up of the fifty-plus islands in the Irish and Celtic Seas off the coast of the Welsh mainland.
It's about one-fortieth as big as New Jersey.
In other words, 223 square miles is 0.0255695 times the size of New Jersey, and the size of New Jersey is 39.10910 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Garden State," New Jersey measures 8,721.310 square miles in total area. The Garden State Parkway — the busiest toll highway in the country — runs the 277 km (172 mi) length of New Jersey's coast.
It's about 40 times as big as LAX.
In other words, 223 square miles is 41 times the size of LAX, and the size of LAX is 0.024 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Los Angeles International Airporta, a.k.a. KLAX) (total land area) (2012 figures)
Including nine passenger terminals and several other administrative and cargo facilities, LAX sits on 5.50 square miles of land. In 2014, LAX serviced almost 71 million passengers, 600,000 planes, and over 1.9 million tons of freight.