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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.
It's about one-five-hundredth as big as West Virginia.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.001911389 times the size of West Virginia, and the size of West Virginia is 523.17970 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Mountain State," West Virginia measures 516,901.50 virgates in total area. Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia has an average elevation of 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level - the highest elevation of any state east of the Mississippi.
It's about 600 times as big as Grand Central Station.
In other words, the size of Grand Central Station is 0.002 times 988 virgates.
(formally Grand Central Terminal, a.k.a. Grand Central, a.k.a. GCT) (New York City, New York) (total terminal area). Grand Central station, the largest train station in the world by platform count, measures 2 virgates in total area. The large flag which was suspended from the concourse ceiling following the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks measures about 0.0006 virgates.
It's about one-seven-hundredth as big as Lake Superior.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.00146 times the size of Lake Superior, and the size of Lake Superior is 685 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Lac Supérieur, a.k.a. Gitchigumi, a.k.a. Gitche Gumee) (surface area)
Both the largest of North America's Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Superior has a total area of 676,000 virgates. It borders the cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
It's about one-seven-hundredth as big as South Carolina.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.001446353 times the size of South Carolina, and the size of South Carolina is 691.39410 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Palmetto State," South Carolina measures 683,097.60 virgates in total area. South Carolina's border with Georgia is almost entirely marked by the Savannah River, which stretches for 560 km (350 mi) along South Carolina's southeastern boundary.
It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as big as Maine.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.00130883 times the size of Maine, and the size of Maine is 764.0412 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Pine Tree State," Maine measures 754,872.50 virgates in total area. Machias Seal Island, about 0.65894770 virgates of Maine's area, continues to be a source of dispute between the United States and Canada, with each country claiming sovereignty over the small, treeless island.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as big as Indiana.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.001271702 times the size of Indiana, and the size of Indiana is 786.34770 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Hoosier State," Indiana measures 776,911.60 virgates in total area. The state is bisected north-south by the Wabash River, one of the longest rivers in the United States at 661 km (411 mi).