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It's about two-and-a-half times as big as The Pitcairn Islands.
In other words, the size of The Pitcairn Islands is 0.380 times 988 virgates.
(a.k.a. Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, a.k.a. Pitkern Ailen) (British overseas territory) (total land area)
The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four islands which have a combined area of 390 virgates. A British overseas territory since 1838, the island is populated by the descendents of mutineers and others who traveled on the British Royal Naval Ship, HMS Bounty during her 1789-1790 voyage.
It's about one-third as big as The US Virgin Islands.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.3470 times the size of The US Virgin Islands, and the size of The US Virgin Islands is 2.880 times that amount.
(a.k.a. United States Virgin Islands, a.k.a. Virgin Islands of the United States) (United States) (total land area)
The US Virgin Islands are an insular area of the United States consisting of the Caribbean islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas, Water Island, and others, which measure 2,850 virgates in total land area. The islands are known as popular tourist destinations and as the location of several petroleum refineries.
It's about one-third as big as Philadelphia.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.34280 times the size of Philadelphia, and the size of Philadelphia is 2.9170 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Philly, a.k.a. The City of Brotherly Love) (Pennsylvania)
The largest city in Pennsylvania as of 2009 and at one time the second-largest city in the British Empire, Philadelphia measures 2,882 virgates in total area. The city is known as a center of great historical importance and as the one-time capital of the United States.
It's about one-third as big as Detroit.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.33370 times the size of Detroit, and the size of Detroit is 2.9970 times that amount.
(Michigan)
The largest city in Michigan as of 2009, Detroit measures 2,961 virgates in total area. The city is known for its automotive industry and its popular music legacies in the soul, hip hop, pop, and rhythm & blues genres
It's about three times as big as Rock Island.
In other words, 988 virgates is 3.0581 times the size of Rock Island, and the size of Rock Island is 0.3270 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Arsenal Island, a.k.a. Rock Island Arsenal) (Illinois, on the Iowa border) (land area only)
Rock Island measures 323.05 virgates in total area. It is known as the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States and the US Army's only active foundry, as well as a former Union prison camp during the American Civil War.
It's about three-tenths as big as The Isle of Wight.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.3090 times the size of The Isle of Wight, and the size of The Isle of Wight is 3.240 times that amount.
(England, United Kingdom)
The Isle of Wight, located in the English Channel, just off the English mainland, measures 3,200 virgates in total area. The Island hosts the world's largest and longest-running regular regatta — Cowes Week — which has brought over 1,000 yachts to the island each August since 1812.
It's about one-fourth as big as San Jose.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.2650 times the size of San Jose, and the size of San Jose is 3.770 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Capital of Silicon Valley) (California)
The third-largest city in California as of 2009, San Jose measures 3,730 virgates in total area. The city is known for its large technology industry.