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How long is 5.20 kilometers?

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It's about thirteen-and-a-half times as tall as The Empire State Building
In other words, 5.20 kilometers is 13.6480 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 0.073271 times that amount.
(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 0.381010 kilometers to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102nd floor of the building.
It's about sixteen times as tall as The Eiffel Tower
In other words, the height of The Eiffel Tower is 0.0625 times 5.20 kilometers.
(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 0.3240 kilometers tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 0.037 kilometers or less.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 17 times 5.20 kilometers.
(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 88 kilometers in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 0.026 kilometers above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about seventeen-and-a-half times as long as The QE2
In other words, the length of The QE2 is 0.0565 times 5.20 kilometers.
(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
The QE2 has a total length of 0.2940 kilometers. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 9.6 million km, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The English Channel
In other words, 5.20 kilometers is 0.0486 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 20.60 times that amount.
(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 180 km to 34 km, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The 405
In other words, 5.20 kilometers is 0.04462 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 22.4110 times that amount.
(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 116.541 km. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.
It's about twenty times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 5.20 kilometers is 22.90 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.0437 times that amount.
(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 0.2270 kilometers above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.