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It's about twenty times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.042 times 1,700.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
The United States Navy maintains a fleet of 72 active submarines. A typical submarine goes to sea with a crew of about 140.
It's about one-thirtieth the number of Seats in New Yankee Stadium.
In other words, 1,700 is 0.033806 times the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium, and the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium is 29.581 times that amount.
(2014 figures for 2009 Stadium; seating figures only) (a.k.a. Yankee Stadium, a.k.a. The Stadium, a.k.a. The House that George Built) (South Bronx, New York City, New York)
New Yankee Stadium has a seating capacity of 50,287. The Stadium was built between 2006 and 2009 out of 11,000 pieces of Indiana limestone.
It's about thirty times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.032 times 1,700.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
The continent of Africa includes 54 sovereign countries recognized by the United Nations as of 2016. It is the second-most populous continent in the world, with 1.1 billion inhabitants.
It's about one-thirty-fifth the number of Seats in The Colosseum.
In other words, the count of Seats in The Colosseum is 30 times 1,700.
(a.k.a. The Coliseum, a.k.a. Flavian Amphitheatre, a.k.a. Amphitheatrum Flavium, a.k.a. Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) (Rome) (estimated)
Built between 70 and 80 AD, The Colosseum was a central attraction of Rome, capable of seating 50,000 spectators for various events including plays, war reenactments, and gladiatorial matches. The structure was estimated to require 100,000 cu. m of stone to construct. It remains the largest amphitheater in the world.
It's about forty times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.029 times 1,700.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
A Great White Shark has 48 exposed teeth on their upper and lower jaws. Behind these exposed teeth are developing teeth — up to 300 in about 5 rows. The sharks will continuously lose and replace the exposed teeth throughout their lives.
It's about one-forty-fifth the number of Seats in Lambeau Field.
In other words, 1,700 is 0.021057 times the count of Seats in Lambeau Field, and the count of Seats in Lambeau Field is 47.49 times that amount.
(2014 figures) (a.k.a. City Stadium, a.k.a. New City Stadium, a.k.a. Titletown USA, a.k.a. The Frozen Tundra, a.k.a. The Shrine of Pro Football) (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers NFL team, can accommodate 80,735 spectators. With 58 years of occupancy by the Packers, Lambeau Field holds the record as the longest consecutive home of any NFL team.
It's about 60 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 1,700 is 61 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.016 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
There are 28 member countries in the European Union, the latest member of which is Croatia. The EU is largely urban, with sixteen cities having a population of one million or more, and 75% of the population living in an urban area.