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It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 1,700 is 1.120 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.89290 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)
It's about four-fifths the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 1,700 is 0.80610 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 1.2410 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about four-fifths the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 1,700 is 0.80530 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 1.2420 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
There are 2,111 paid, daily newspapers with a regional, local, or national distribution in circulation worldwide. Combined, these newspapers have a readership of about 150 million people.
It's about two times the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 0.50 times 1,700.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about two times the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, 1,700 is 2.02 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 0.4950 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Vatican City State, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano, a.k.a. Status Civitatis Vaticanae) (Rome, Italy) (2014 estimates; permanent residents only)
Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, is the smallest internationally recognized state in the world, with a population of just 842 people (according to a 2004 estimate). Each year, approximately 18 million tourists visit The City.
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, 1,700 is 2.270 times the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 0.4410 times that amount.
(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
As of November, 2015, there were 749 individuals in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Artists and bands must have had at least 25 years of fame before being considered for induction in the Hall.
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.380 times 1,700.
(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
There are 650 Members of Parliament in the U.K. The Commons Chamber in the Palace of Westminster only has seating for 427 members, so those arriving late to House debates must stay standing.