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How long is 283.42 miles?

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It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Grand Canyon.
In other words, 283.42 miles is 1.02 times the length of The Grand Canyon, and the length of The Grand Canyon is 0.98 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Gran Cañón) (Arizona) (Colorado River miles measure)
It's about one-third as long as The Rhine.
In other words, 283.42 miles is 0.346 times the length of The Rhine, and the length of The Rhine is 2.89 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 820 miles in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.
It's about four times as long as Hadrian's Wall.
In other words, 283.42 miles is 3.8 times the length of Hadrian's Wall, and the length of Hadrian's Wall is 0.26 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
It's about four times as long as The 405.
In other words, 283.42 miles is 3.9139 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 0.2555 times that amount.
(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
It's about four-and-a-half times as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 283.42 miles is 4.26 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 0.235 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)
It's about one-fifth as long as The Colorado River.
In other words, 283.42 miles is 0.196 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 5.1 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)
It's about five times as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, 283.42 miles is 5.2 times the length of The Panama Canal, and the length of The Panama Canal is 0.19 times that amount.
(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)