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It's about one-and-two-fifths times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 3,000 is 1.421 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.7037 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 one-and-two-fifths times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 3,000 is 1.422 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.7032 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
The Sears Tower extends 108 stories into the sky above the city of Chicago and includes 2,109 steps in each of its stairwells. Each year, more than 1.3 million visitors make the trip to an observation area called the Skydeck on the 103rd floor.
It's about three-fifths the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 3,000 is 0.5605 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 1.784 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
As of 2015, there are 5,352 bishops in the Catholic Church. These bishops supervise a total of 3,127 dioceses, archdioceses, and other administrative regions.
It's about twice the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 3,000 is 1.976 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.5061 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-third the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 2.9 times 3,000.
(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 one-third the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 3,000 is 0.3208 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 3.117 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
According to the Han Dynasty dictionary, Shuowen Jiezi (說文解字), there are 9,353 distinct Han characters used to depict the Chinese language. Fluency in written Chinese requires mastery of 4,000 - 5,000 of these characters.
It's about three-tenths the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 3 times 3,000.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
Central Park — the 843-acre park located in the heart of New York City — contains about 9,000 park benches. The park is one of the most famous in the world and entertains over 35 million visitors each year.