It's about as big as South Carolina.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Lake Superior.
In other words, 8,293,194 hectares is 1.01 times the size of Lake Superior, and the size of Lake Superior is 0.990 times that amount.(a.k.a. Lac Supérieur, a.k.a. Gitchigumi, a.k.a. Gitche Gumee) (surface area)
Both the largest of North America's Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world (by surface area), Lake Superior has a total area of 8,210,000 hectares. It borders the cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
It's about nine-tenths as big as Maine.
In other words, 8,293,194 hectares is 0.90491790 times the size of Maine, and the size of Maine is 1.1050730 times that amount.(United States)
The "Pine Tree State," Maine measures 9,164,582 hectares in total area. Machias Seal Island, about 8 hectares of Maine's area, continues to be a source of dispute between the United States and Canada, with each country claiming sovereignty over the small, treeless island.
It's about nine-tenths as big as Indiana.
In other words, 8,293,194 hectares is 0.87924760 times the size of Indiana, and the size of Indiana is 1.1373360 times that amount.(United States)
The "Hoosier State," Indiana measures 9,432,149 hectares in total area. The state is bisected north-south by the Wabash River, one of the longest rivers in the United States at 661 km (411 mi).
It's about four-fifths as big as Kentucky.
In other words, 8,293,194 hectares is 0.79240220 times the size of Kentucky, and the size of Kentucky is 1.2619850 times that amount.(formally the Commonwealth of Kentucky) (United States)
The "Bluegrass State," Kentucky measures 10,465,890 hectares in total area. The Kentucky Bend, a 4,547 hectares piece of land, is a non-contiguous enclave to the west of Kentucky proper, surrounded by Missouri and Tennessee, and the only such non-contiguous state area in the United States.
It's about three-fourths as big as Tennessee.
In other words, 8,293,194 hectares is 0.75979370 times the size of Tennessee, and the size of Tennessee is 1.3161470 times that amount.(United States)
The "Volunteer State," Tennessee measures 10,915,060 hectares in total area. Much of the 2,758,000 hectares of land in the West Tennessee Grand Division (Tennessee being divided into three "Grand Divisions") was ceded to the United States by the Chickasaw Nation in 1818.
It's about one-and-one-third times as big as West Virginia.
In other words, 8,293,194 hectares is 1.3215240 times the size of West Virginia, and the size of West Virginia is 0.75670210 times that amount.(United States)
The "Mountain State," West Virginia measures 6,275,479 hectares in total area. Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia has an average elevation of 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level - the highest elevation of any state east of the Mississippi.