It's about as long as The Volga
(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 702,000 rods in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Oregon Trail
In other words, 702,000 rods is 1.01 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 0.990 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 694,000 rods across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.
It's about nine-tenths as long as The Mississippi River
In other words, 702,000 rods is 0.93750 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 1.067 times that amount.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 748,800 rods. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as The Danube
In other words, 702,000 rods is 1.240 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 0.8060 times that amount.(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 567,000 rods in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
It's about four-fifths as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York
In other words, 702,000 rods is 0.7860 times the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York, and the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 1.270 times that amount.(Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York) (via I-10 E, I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, I-280 E)
The total length of the freeway route from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York via Interstate 80 is 893,000 rods long. This route intersects eleven states and several major cities, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio.
It's about three-fourths as long as I-80
In other words, 702,000 rods is 0.7612060 times the length of I-80, and the length of I-80 is 1.31370 times that amount.(a.k.a. Interstate 80, a.k.a. Keystone Shortway) (net length)
Interstate 80, crosses the continent of North America from Teaneck, New Jersey to San Francisco, California and covers a total length of 922,220 rods. A 11,930.30 rods stretch between mile marker 318 in Grand Island, Nebraska and mile marker 390 in Lincoln, Nebraska is the longest straight path in the US Interstate system.
It's about one-and-a-half times as long as The Colorado River
In other words, 702,000 rods is 1.520 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 0.6580 times that amount.(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 463,000 rods in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 547 rods above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.