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How big is 988 virgates?

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It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Illinois.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0007996716 times the size of Illinois, and the size of Illinois is 1,250.5130 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Land of Lincoln," Illinois measures 1,235,507 virgates in total area. Though the Mississippi River marks the western border of the state at nearly all points, the 576.0026 virgates area of Kaskaskia township has lain to the west of the River since an 1881 flood altered its course.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Georgia.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0007793465 times the size of Georgia, and the size of Georgia is 1,283.1260 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Peach State," Georgia measures 1,267,729 virgates in total area. In early 2008 (and on other, prior occasions), several legislators from drought-stricken Georgia alleged that an 1818 surveyor's error had placed the Georgia-Tennessee border 1.71 km (5,600 ft) south of where Congress had intended — an added distance which would allow Georgia access to the Tennessee River.
It's about 1,500 times as big as Alcatraz.
In other words, the size of Alcatraz is 0.00077 times 988 virgates.
(a.k.a. The Rock) (California)
Alcatraz Island measures 0.730 virgates. It is known a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and has historically served as a lighthouse, fort, military prison, and — most famously — a federal prison.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Wisconsin.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0007070845 times the size of Wisconsin, and the size of Wisconsin is 1,414.2580 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Badger State," Wisconsin measures 1,397,287 virgates. The city of Green Bay, Wisconsin (and the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area), the home of the National Football League's Green Bay Packers, is the smallest city by area to host an NFL team at just 1,158.9240 virgates.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Florida.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0007043235 times the size of Florida, and the size of Florida is 1,419.8020 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Sunshine State," Florida measures 1,402,765 virgates in total area. Florida has 1,067 km (663 mi) of oceanfront beaches and 1,926.38 km (1,197 mi) of coastline total.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Missouri.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0006644138 times the size of Missouri, and the size of Missouri is 1,505.086 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Show Me State," Missouri measures 1,487,025 virgates in total area. The Cathedral Room of Marvel Cave in Branson, Missouri measures roughly 534,750 cu. m (18,884,518.03 cu. ft) and was the site Don Piccard's hot air balloon flight which set the record for highest underground altitude.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Oklahoma.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0006625707 times the size of Oklahoma, and the size of Oklahoma is 1,509.2730 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Sooner State," Oklahoma measures 1,491,162 virgates in total area. Oklahoma has 89,553.56 km (55,646 mi) of shoreline along its lakes and ponds, including its 200 man-made lakes — the most of any state in the nation — surpassing the combined shoreline of the United States' Atlantic, Arctic, and Gulf Coasts by about 12,000 km (7,400 mi).