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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 0.280 times 31,000.
(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 six times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 31,000 is 5.7920 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.17270 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about one-fifth the number of Letters in the Longest English Word.
In other words, 31,000 is 0.1633130 times the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word is 6.123210 times that amount.
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 31,000 is 14.680 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.06812 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.06803 times 31,000.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about one-twentieth the number of Words in War and Peace.
In other words, 31,000 is 0.0527851 times the count of Words in War and Peace, and the count of Words in War and Peace is 18.94470 times that amount.
(1869) (1968 Ann Dunnigan translation, New American Library)
It's about twenty-and-a-half times the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 31,000 is 20.420 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.04897 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.