It's about as big as Maine.
It's about as big as Indiana.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as South Carolina.
In other words, 9,864,674,000 squares is 1.1050730 times the size of South Carolina, and the size of South Carolina is 0.90491760 times that amount.(United States)
The "Palmetto State," South Carolina measures 8,926,720,000 squares in total area. South Carolina's border with Georgia is almost entirely marked by the Savannah River, which stretches for 560 km (350 mi) along South Carolina's southeastern boundary.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as big as Lake Superior.
In other words, 9,864,674,000 squares is 1.120 times the size of Lake Superior, and the size of Lake Superior is 0.8930 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 8,840,000,000 squares. It borders the cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
It's about nine-tenths as big as Kentucky.
In other words, 9,864,674,000 squares is 0.8756620 times the size of Kentucky, and the size of Kentucky is 1.1419930 times that amount.(formally the Commonwealth of Kentucky) (United States)
The "Bluegrass State," Kentucky measures 11,265,390,000 squares in total area. The Kentucky Bend, a 4,894,350 squares 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 four-fifths as big as Tennessee.
In other words, 9,864,674,000 squares is 0.83962730 times the size of Tennessee, and the size of Tennessee is 1.1910050 times that amount.(United States)
The "Volunteer State," Tennessee measures 11,748,870,000 squares in total area. Much of the 2,968,686,000 squares 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 four-fifths as big as Virginia.
In other words, 9,864,674,000 squares is 0.82724260 times the size of Virginia, and the size of Virginia is 1.2088350 times that amount.(formally the Commonwealth of Virginia) (United States)
The "Old Dominion State," Virginia measures 11,924,770,000 squares. The state's southern border with North Carolina deviates to the north by as much as 3 latitudinal minutes due to an eighteenth-century surveyor's error.