It's about as big as Grand Canyon National Park.
It's about as big as Anchorage.
In other words, the size of Anchorage is 1.030368 times 493,059 hectares.(formally the Municipality of Anchorage, a.k.a. MOA) (Alaska)
The fourth-largest city in Alaska and in the country, Anchorage measures 508,032.30 hectares in total area. The city is the home of a large energy industry, a hub for air and overseas cargo traffic, and home to nearly half of Alaska's population.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Fort Bliss.
In other words, 493,059 hectares is 1.09 times the size of Fort Bliss, and the size of Fort Bliss is 0.9170 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 453,000 hectares. 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.
It's about nine-tenths as big as Prince Edward Island.
In other words, 493,059 hectares is 0.8674640 times the size of Prince Edward Island, and the size of Prince Edward Island is 1.152790 times that amount.(a.k.a. PEI, a.k.a. P.E.I., a.k.a. Île-du-Prince-Édouard, a.k.a. Eilean a' Phrionnsa, a.k.a. Garden of the Gulf, a.k.a. Birthplace of the Confederation, a.k.a. Île Saint-Jean)
Prince Edward Island, located off Canada's eastern coast in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, measures 568,391 hectares in total area. Significant among Prince Edward Island's industries is agriculture, with the island producing 1.3 billion kg (1.4 million tons) of potatoes each year — almost 21% the output of the US state of Idaho with 3% as much land.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as big as Rhode Island.
In other words, 493,059 hectares is 1.232140 times the size of Rhode Island, and the size of Rhode Island is 0.8115960 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 400,166 hectares in total area. Several large bays totaling 270,600 hectares make up 32.4% of its total area.
It's about three-fourths as big as Delaware.
In other words, 493,059 hectares is 0.764766956532560 times the size of Delaware, and the size of Delaware is 1.30758787557190 times that amount.(United States)
The "First State," Delaware measures 644,718 hectares in total area. Its 19.3 km (12 mi) border with Pennsylvania, referred to as "Twelve-Mile Circle" is the only circular state boundary in the United States.
It's about one-and-a-half times as big as Big Bend National Park.
In other words, 493,059 hectares is 1.520760 times the size of Big Bend National Park, and the size of Big Bend National Park is 0.6575660 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 324,219 hectares. With less than half a million visitors per year, Big Bend is one of the continental United States' least trafficked parks.