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It's about one-fifteenth the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 540 is 0.05774 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 17.32 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 nineteen times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.053 times 540.
(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 forty times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.028 times 540.
(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 60 times the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.0166666666667 times 540.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.
It's about one-sixty-fifth the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 67 times 540.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
Operating in 119 countries, there are currently 36,000 McDonald's locations worldwide. From 1955 thru 1993, many McDonald's locations advertised the number in billions of hamburgers sold on their external signs, but abandoned theses updates after the figure passed 100 billion.
It's about one-seventieth the number of Seats in Fenway Park.
In other words, 540 is 0.014567 times the count of Seats in Fenway Park, and the count of Seats in Fenway Park is 68.648 times that amount.
(2013 figures; daytime capacity) (a.k.a. The Cathedral of Boston) (Boston, Massachusetts)
Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, can accommodate 37,071 spectators when configured for daytime seating. Fenway Park holds the record for most consecutive sellout games, with a streak of 794 sellouts that ended in 2013. This figure is a dramatic turnaround from the attendance in 1965, which was at times as low as just 500 people.
It's about one-ninety-fifth the number of Seats in New Yankee Stadium.
In other words, 540 is 0.010738 times the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium, and the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium is 93.127 times that amount.
(2014 figures for 2009 Stadium; seating figures only) (a.k.a. Yankee Stadium, a.k.a. The Stadium, a.k.a. The House that George Built) (South Bronx, New York City, New York)
New Yankee Stadium has a seating capacity of 50,287. The Stadium was built between 2006 and 2009 out of 11,000 pieces of Indiana limestone.