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It's about 1,000 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 2,900.
(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 600 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.002 times 2,900.
(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)
It's about 300 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 2,900 is 322.2222222220 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.00310344827586 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about 200 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, 2,900 is 190 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.0053 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 100 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.01 times 2,900.
(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.
It's about 60 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 0.017 times 2,900.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about 55 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.019 times 2,900.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)