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It's about ten times as big as Tokelau.
In other words, the size of Tokelau is 0.10 times 988 virgates.
(a.k.a. Tokelau Islands, a.k.a. The Union Islands) (New Zealand Territory) (total area)
Tokelau, a territory consisting of three coral atolls under the sovereignty of New Zealand, measures 99 virgates. With exports consisting of small crafts and small-scale agriculture, most of which is traded only with New Zealand, Tokelau has the smallest economy of any country in the world.
It's about one-tenth as big as Los Angeles.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.09872 times the size of Los Angeles, and the size of Los Angeles is 10.130 times that amount.
(a.k.a. LA, a.k.a. City of Angels) (California)
The largest city in California and the sixth-largest city in the United States, Los Angeles measures 10,010 virgates in total area. The city is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for its contributions to media, entertainment, and culture.
It's about one-tenth as big as Phoenix.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0975 times the size of Phoenix, and the size of Phoenix is 10.30 times that amount.
(Arizona)
The capital of and largest city in Arizona and fifth-largest city in the United States as of 2009, Phoenix measures 10,100 virgates in total area. The city is known as an economic and cultural center of the American Southwest.
It's about ten-and-a-half times as big as Mackinac Island.
In other words, 988 virgates is 10.6080 times the size of Mackinac Island, and the size of Mackinac Island is 0.094268 times that amount.
(Michigan)
Mackinac Island measures 93.1590 virgates in total land area. The island is located in Lake Huron and is known as a historically-cultured tourist destination and summer colony, home to the well-known Victorian Grand Hotel.
It's about one-tenth as big as Kaua'i.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.083857 times the size of Kaua'i, and the size of Kaua'i is 11.9250 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Kauai, a.k.a. The Garden Isle, a.k.a. Taua'i) (Hawaii)
The fourth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kaua'I measures 11,782 virgates in total area. It is known as the home of Nā Pali Coast State Park.
It's about twelve-and-a-half times as big as Oregon's Armillaria ostoyae.
In other words, the size of Oregon's Armillaria ostoyae is 0.0806 times 988 virgates.
(a.k.a. Shoestring Rot) (Malheur National Forest, near John Day, Oregon) (if considered single organism)
The Armillaria ostoyae fungus of Malheur National Forest is a giant fungus measuring 79.50 virgates in area. The fungus, which pathologists estimate is between 2,000 and 8,500 years old, began as a microscopic spore and is now considered the largest organism in the world.
It's about one-fifteenth as big as Houston.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.07991 times the size of Houston, and the size of Houston is 12.510 times that amount.
(Texas)
The largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States as of 2009, Houston measures 12,360 virgates in total area. The city is known for its broad corporate base, prominence in oilfield equipment, and for its port, which accepts more cargo than any other port in the United States.