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It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 5,500 is 1.028 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.9728 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 two-thirds the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 1.5 times 5,500.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
It's about three-fifths the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 2 times 5,500.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about three-fifths the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 5,500 is 0.588 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 1.701 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 5,500 is 2.605 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.3839 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 5,500 is 2.608 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.3834 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 5,500 is 3.623 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.276 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)