It's about 100 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, 1,700 is 110 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.0091 times that amount.(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about one-one-hundredth the number of Letters in the Longest English Word.
In other words, 1,700 is 0.0089559 times the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word is 111.6580 times that amount.
It's about 200 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 1,700 is 188.8888888890 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.00529411764706 times that amount.(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.
It's about 300 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.003 times 1,700.(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth the number of Words in War and Peace.
In other words, 1,700 is 0.00289467 times the count of Words in War and Peace, and the count of Words in War and Peace is 345.4630 times that amount.(1869) (1968 Ann Dunnigan translation, New American Library)
First published in 1869, Leo Tolstoy\'s Tzarist Russian epic, War and Peace contains 587,287 words (in one of the popular English translations). The novel is the seventh-longest novel ever written in a Latin or Cyrillic alphabets.
It's about 900 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.001 times 1,700.(2013 figures)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth the number of ATMs in the World.
In other words, the count of ATMs in the World is 2,000 times 1,700.(2015 figures) (approximate)