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It's about as big as Philadelphia.
(a.k.a. Philly, a.k.a. The City of Brotherly Love) (Pennsylvania)
The largest city in Pennsylvania as of 2009 and at one time the second-largest city in the British Empire, Philadelphia measures 86,460 acres in total area. The city is known as a center of great historical importance and as the one-time capital of the United States.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as The US Virgin Islands.
In other words, 86,460 acres is 1.01 times the size of The US Virgin Islands, and the size of The US Virgin Islands is 0.99 times that amount.
(a.k.a. United States Virgin Islands, a.k.a. Virgin Islands of the United States) (United States) (total land area)
The US Virgin Islands are an insular area of the United States consisting of the Caribbean islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas, Water Island, and others, which measure 85,500 acres in total land area. The islands are known as popular tourist destinations and as the location of several petroleum refineries.
It's about as big as Detroit.
In other words, the size of Detroit is 1.027 times 86,460 acres.
(Michigan)
The largest city in Michigan as of 2009, Detroit measures 88,830 acres in total area. The city is known for its automotive industry and its popular music legacies in the soul, hip hop, pop, and rhythm & blues genres
It's about nine-tenths as big as The Isle of Wight.
In other words, 86,460 acres is 0.902 times the size of The Isle of Wight, and the size of The Isle of Wight is 1.11 times that amount.
(England, United Kingdom)
The Isle of Wight, located in the English Channel, just off the English mainland, measures 95,900 acres in total area. The Island hosts the world's largest and longest-running regular regatta — Cowes Week — which has brought over 1,000 yachts to the island each August since 1812.
It's about three-fourths as big as San Jose.
In other words, 86,460 acres is 0.772 times the size of San Jose, and the size of San Jose is 1.3 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Capital of Silicon Valley) (California)
The third-largest city in California as of 2009, San Jose measures 112,000 acres in total area. The city is known for its large technology industry.
It's about one-and-one-third times as big as Honolulu.
In other words, 86,460 acres is 1.32207 times the size of Honolulu, and the size of Honolulu is 0.75639 times that amount.
(Hawaii)
The capital and most-populated city in Hawaii, Honolulu measures 65,397.7 acres in total area. The city is known as the home of numerous tourist attractions, including the 'Iolani Palace — the only palace to have been occupied by a monarch in the United States — and the USS Arizona Memorial, which commemorates the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941.
It's about three-fourths as big as The Northern Mariana Islands.
In other words, 86,460 acres is 0.754 times the size of The Northern Mariana Islands, and the size of The Northern Mariana Islands is 1.33 times that amount.
(formally the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a.k.a. CNMI) (United States) (total land area)
Measuring 115,000 acres in total land area, the CMNI's fourteen Pacific islands comprise a commonwealth in political union with the United States. The Commonwealth is known as a popular tourist destination for Japanese visitors and, although less so since 2007, as the home of a successful garment manufacturing industry.