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It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 0.30 times 28,000.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
The worldwide population of blue whales (as of 2002) is estimated to be between 5,000 and 12,000. An estimated 378,200 blue whales were killed during the height of whaling in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centures
It's about five times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 28,000 is 5.2320 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.19110 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about one-tenth the number of Letters in the Longest English Word.
In other words, 28,000 is 0.1475090 times the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word is 6.779250 times that amount.
It's about thirteen-and-a-half times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 28,000 is 13.260 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.07541 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about thirteen-and-a-half times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 28,000 is 13.280 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.0753 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about eighteen-and-a-half times the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 28,000 is 18.450 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.0542 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)
The US state of Florida includes 1,518 golf courses in its 170,000 sq. km area. The state is also the home of the headquarters of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America, which boasts a membership of 28,000 professional golfers.
It's about one-twentieth the number of Words in War and Peace.
In other words, 28,000 is 0.0476769 times the count of Words in War and Peace, and the count of Words in War and Peace is 20.97450 times that amount.
(1869) (1968 Ann Dunnigan translation, New American Library)