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It's about one-two-thousandth as big as Utah.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.000545502 times the size of Utah, and the size of Utah is 1,833.170 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Beehive State," Utah measures 1,811,180 virgates in total area. Utah contains the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere, Great Salt Lake, which measures an average of 36,242.10 virgates (subject to annual fluctuations).
It's about one-two-thousandth as big as Minnesota.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.000532702 times the size of Minnesota, and the size of Minnesota is 1,877.2220 times that amount.
(United States)
The "North Star State," Minnesota measures 1,854,696 virgates in total area. Due to an error in the map used while writing the Treaty of Paris, a 12,721.810 virgates segment of Minnesota called the "Northwest Angle" lies north of the 49th parallel, which marks the border between the contiguous United States and Canada across the western remainder of the two countries.
It's about one-two-thousandth as big as Michigan.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0004788499 times the size of Michigan, and the size of Michigan is 2,088.3370 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Great Lakes State," Michigan measures 2,063,277 virgates in total area. According to some studies, there is no point in Michigan that is more than 9.66 km (6 mi) from a lake or 136.79 km (85 mi) from a Great Lake.
It's about one-two-thousandth as big as Wyoming.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.000473477 times the size of Wyoming, and the size of Wyoming is 2,112.04 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Equality State," Wyoming measures 2,086,690 virgates in total area. A 100 m (300 ft) wide, 26 km (16 mi) long geological feature near Cheyenne is known as The Gangplank and provides an un-eroded, natural ramp from the Great Plains to the Laramie Mountains that was used as the route of ascension for the first transcontinental railroad and is still in use for Interstate 80.
It's about one-two-thousandth as big as Oregon.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0004707481 times the size of Oregon, and the size of Oregon is 2,124.2780 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Beaver State," Oregon measures 2,098,787 virgates in total area. The largest single organism in the world, a 79.485560 virgates fungus of the Shoestring Rot (Armillaria ostoyae) variety, lives in the Malheur National Forest in Oregon's Strawberry Mountains.
It's about one-two-thousandth as big as Colorado.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.00044491221 times the size of Colorado, and the size of Colorado is 2,247.63440 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Centennial State," Colorado measures 2,220,662.80 virgates in total area. Within Colorado, there are 54 peaks of the Rocky Mountains that rise above 4,270 m (14,000 ft) — including the range's highest peak, Mount Elbert — and are therefore referred to as "fourteeners" by mountaineers.
It's about 2,500 times as big as Windsor Castle.
In other words, the size of Windsor Castle is 0.00043 times 988 virgates.
(Windsor, England) (total site area)
One of the official residences of the British monarch, Windsor Castle measures about 0.440 virgates. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and is also the oldest in continuous use, having been occupied since it was built by William the Conqueror about 900 years ago.