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It's about 550 times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.0019 times 39,000.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about one-six-hundredth the number of Books in the Library of Congress (2013).
In other words, 39,000 is 0.0016530981 times the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013), and the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013) is 604.92478 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (total of books only)
It's about 700 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 39,000 is 720 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 0.0014 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
The continent of Africa includes 54 sovereign countries recognized by the United Nations as of 2016. It is the second-most populous continent in the world, with 1.1 billion inhabitants.
It's about 800 times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 39,000 is 810 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.0012 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about one-one-thousandth the number of people in The State of California.
In other words, 39,000 is 0.001017 times the count of people in The State of California, and the count of people in The State of California is 983.3 times that amount.
(2014 figures) (Department of Finance estimate)
California, the most populous state in the United States, is home to 38,340,000 people (larger than the population of the entire country of Canada, with 35,540,419 people). Over ten percent of the population — 3,904,657 people — reside in the city of Los Angeles.
It's about 1,500 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.00071 times 39,000.
(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 one-one-thousand-five-hundredth the number of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011).
In other words, the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011) is 1,700 times 39,000.
(sales figures as of 1990) (1982 release)