It's about one-six-thousandth as big as Texas.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.00017243413 times the size of Texas, and the size of Texas is 5,799.31590 times that amount.(United States)
The "Lone Star State," Texas measures 5,729,724.20 virgates in total area. Texas covers so much area that Texarkana — a city in the state's northeastern corner — is about 30 km closer to Chicago, Illinois, than it is to El Paso — in the western corner of Texas.
It's about 7,000 times as big as The Kennedy Center.
In other words, 988 virgates is 7,100 times the size of The Kennedy Center, and the size of The Kennedy Center is 0.00014 times that amount.(a.k.a. John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts) (Washington, DC)
Hosting over 2,000 performances and nearly two million audience members annually — including events and guests for presidential inaugurations and galas — the Kennedy Center is approximately 0.140 virgates in total area.
It's about 7,500 times as big as The Biltmore Estate.
In other words, 988 virgates is 7,360 times the size of The Biltmore Estate, and the size of The Biltmore Estate is 0.000136 times that amount.(Asheville, North Carolina) (house only)
The main house of Biltmore Estate covers 0.1340 virgates and contains 250 rooms. The fifty-six auxiliary buildings of the estate are interconnected through the nearly 71 km of roads on the Biltmore grounds.
It's about 8,500 times as big as The Great Banyan Tree.
In other words, 988 virgates is 8,330 times the size of The Great Banyan Tree, and the size of The Great Banyan Tree is 0.00012 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Great Banyan, a.k.a. Ficus benghalensis) (Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, West Bengal, India)
The Great Banyan Tree is a single tree in the Indian Botanic Garden in West Bengal with aerial roots covering a total area of about 0.1190 virgates. While its exact age is unknown, the tree has been noted in guidebooks for over 200 years.
It's about 10,000 times as big as a City Block (Manhattan).
In other words, the size of a City Block (Manhattan) is 0.0001 times 988 virgates.(per Bridges, William - 1811 Commissioner's Plan for New York City) (approximate)
A Manhattan city block measures about 200 m between the Northeast-Southwest streets by about 60 m between the Northwest-Southeast streets for a total area of about 0.08 virgates. There are roughly 2,000 blocks within the city, representing one of the most prolific applications of the city planning grid plan in history.
It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as big as Alaska.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0000698247950 times the size of Alaska, and the size of Alaska is 14,321.560 times that amount.(United States)
The "Last Frontier," Alaska measures 14,149,701 virgates in total area. Alaska is home to over 100,000 glaciers — half of the world's total — including the Bering Glacier complex near the southeastern border of Alaska, which covers 48,020.8120 virgates.
It's about 20,000 times as big as The White House.
In other words, 988 virgates is 19,000 times the size of The White House, and the size of The White House is 0.0000530 times that amount.(Washington, DC) (including wings)
Housing the presidency, the White House occupies six stories and a total of 0.051 virgates of floor space. This space includes 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and 3 elevators, as well as a tennis court, bowling alley, movie theater, jogging track, swimming pool, and putting green.