It's about 250 times as big as Vatican City
In other words, the size of Vatican City is 0.0037 times 988 virgates.(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 3.60 virgates 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 300 times as big as The Mall of America
In other words, 988 virgates is 310 times the size of The Mall of America, and the size of The Mall of America is 0.0032 times that amount.(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 3.20 virgates. At the middle of the mall is a 0.230 virgates amusement park featuring 27 rides.
It's about one-five-hundredth as big as Lake Michigan
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.00208 times the size of Lake Michigan, and the size of Lake Michigan is 481 times that amount.(surface area)
The third largest of North America's Great Lakes (by surface area), Lake Michigan has a total area of 476,000 virgates. It borders the cities of Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Green Bay, Wisconsin
It's about one-five-hundredth as big as Lake Huron
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.00201 times the size of Lake Huron, and the size of Lake Huron is 498 times that amount.(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 491,000 virgates. It borders the cities of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, and Bay City, Michigan.
It's about 500 times as big as Soccer City
In other words, the size of Soccer City is 0.002 times 988 virgates.(a.k.a. FNB Stadium, a.k.a. First National Bank Stadium, a.k.a. The Calabash) (Cape Town, Western Cape province, South Africa) (Nasrec, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa) (total stadium footprint)
Soccer City, the football (soccer) and rugby stadium measures 2 virgates and is the largest stadium in the country of South Africa and largest on the continent of Africa. The Stadium was the site of Nelson Mandela's first public speech upon being released from prison, and the site of Mandela's public memorial in 2013.
It's about 500 times as big as Washington National Cathedral
In other words, the size of Washington National Cathedral is 0.0019 times 988 virgates.(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, 1.90 virgates plot.
It's about 500 times as big as The United States Capitol
In other words, the size of The United States Capitol is 0.0019 times 988 virgates.(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 1.90 virgates 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.