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It's about one-fifth as big as New York City.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.15270 times the size of New York City, and the size of New York City is 6.5490 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Big Apple, a.k.a. NYC, a.k.a. Gotham) (New York)
The largest city in New York and thirteenth-largest in the United States, New York City measures 6,470 virgates in total area. The city is known as a hub for finance, commerce, and international affairs as well as a renowned center of culture.
It's about one-tenth as big as San Diego.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.14280 times the size of San Diego, and the size of San Diego is 7.003 times that amount.
(California)
The second-largest city in California and the eleventh-largest in the United States as of 2009, San Diego measures 6,918 virgates in total area. The city is known for its defense manufacturing and biotechnology industries.
It's about one-tenth as big as Dallas.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.13520 times the size of Dallas, and the size of Dallas is 7.3960 times that amount.
(Texas)
The third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-largest in the United States as of 2009, Dallas measures 7,307 virgates in total area. The city is known as a strong industrial, commerce, and banking center, and as an "inland port," due to its metropolitan airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International.
It's about one-tenth as big as Indianapolis.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.12810 times the size of Indianapolis, and the size of Indianapolis is 7.8060 times that amount.
(Indiana) (Metropolitan Statistical Area)
The capital of and largest city in Indiana as of 2009, Indianapolis measures 7,712 virgates in total area. The city is known for its sports tourism, including the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 auto races, and the Men's and Women's NCAA basketball tournaments.
It's about one-tenth as big as Badlands National Park.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.1220 times the size of Badlands National Park, and the size of Badlands National Park is 8.20 times that amount.
(Jackson, Pennington, and Shannon Counties, South Dakota, near Rapid City, South Dakota)
Famous for its buttes, pinnacles, spires and grass prairies, the Badlands National Park occupies 8,130 virgates, of which 64,144 acres is a designated Wilderness Area. The site is renown for its large caches of fossils from large North American mammals dating back the Oligocene epoch - about 33 million years ago.
It's about eight-and-a-half times as big as LAX.
In other words, the size of LAX is 0.120 times 988 virgates.
(a.k.a. Los Angeles International Airporta, a.k.a. KLAX) (total land area) (2012 figures)
Including nine passenger terminals and several other administrative and cargo facilities, LAX sits on 120 virgates of land. In 2014, LAX serviced almost 71 million passengers, 600,000 planes, and over 1.9 million tons of freight.
It's about one-tenth as big as San Antonio.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.11360 times the size of San Antonio, and the size of San Antonio is 8.8030 times that amount.
(Texas)
The second-largest city in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States as of 2009, San Antonio measures 8,698 virgates in total area. The city is known for its tourist attractions, including the Alamo Mission and the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.