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It's about one-twentieth as big as Jacksonville.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.05262804 times the size of Jacksonville, and the size of Jacksonville is 19.00128 times that amount.
(Florida)
The largest city in Florida and the fifth-largest city in the country, Jacksonville measures 18,773.260 virgates in total area. The city is known for its diversified industrial and manufacturing base and as a transportation hub, featuring a prominent deep-water port, a large airport, and extensive rail yards.
It's about one-twentieth as big as Fort Irwin.
In other words, the size of Fort Irwin is 22 times 988 virgates.
(San Bernardino County, California)
Fort Irwin measures 21,000 virgates in total area. It is known as part of the Installation Management Command and as the home of the Army's National Training Center.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as big as Yosemite National Park.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.039628 times the size of Yosemite National Park, and the size of Yosemite National Park is 25.23470 times that amount.
(Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Madera counties, California, near Mariposa, California) (total land area)
Famous for its granite cliffs and Giant Sequoia groves, Yosemite National Park is 24,931.90 virgates in total area, of which 1,713.260 virgates is the well-known Yosemite Valley. The Park is known as the home of Yosemite Falls — the highest waterfall in North America and sixth highest in the world at 739 m (2,420 ft)
It's about one-twenty-fifth as big as Big Bend National Park.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0369962 times the size of Big Bend National Park, and the size of Big Bend National Park is 27.0298 times that amount.
(Brewster County, Texas, near Alpine, Texas)
Located on the Rio Grande (a.k.a. Rio Bravo) which forms part of the boundary between the United States and Mexico, Big Bend National Park occupies 26,705.40 virgates. With less than half a million visitors per year, Big Bend is one of the continental United States' least trafficked parks.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as big as Rhode Island.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0299748 times the size of Rhode Island, and the size of Rhode Island is 33.36140 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, a.k.a. RI) (United States)
The "Ocean State," Rhode Island measures 32,961.10 virgates in total area. Several large bays totaling 22,288.90 virgates make up 32.4% of its total area.
It's about forty times as big as Central Park.
In other words, 988 virgates is 35.20 times the size of Central Park, and the size of Central Park is 0.0284 times that amount.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
The most visited park in the country, Central Park has an area of 28.10 virgates. According to a 2005 appraisal, the real estate value of the Park's land is $528,783,552,000.
It's about one-fortieth as big as Fort Bliss.
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.0265 times the size of Fort Bliss, and the size of Fort Bliss is 37.70 times that amount.
(near Las Cruces, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas)
Fort Bliss is the United States Army's second-largest installation with a total area of 37,300 virgates. It is known as the largest TRADOC (Training and Doctrine Command) site, the Army's largest maneuver area, and the country's largest contiguous tract of open airspace.