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How much is 3,000?

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)