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988 virgates is about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as big as Illinois.
In other words, it's 0.0007996716 times the size of Illinois, and the size of Illinois is 1,250.5130 times that amount.
(United States)
The "Land of Lincoln," Illinois measures 1,235,507 virgates in total area. Though the Mississippi River marks the western border of the state at nearly all points, the 576.0026 virgates area of Kaskaskia township has lain to the west of the River since an 1881 flood altered its course.
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