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It's about 40 times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 5,500 is 40.7 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.0246 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about 45 times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 5,500 is 46.6 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.0215 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Periodic Table of the Elements, a.k.a chemical elements) (confirmed elements as of 2016)
It's about 55 times the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, 5,500 is 52.9 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 0.0189 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)
It's about 65 times the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, the count of Keys on a Piano is 0.016 times 5,500.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about 75 times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.013 times 5,500.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about 100 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.01 times 5,500.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
It's about one-one-hundredth the number of Words in War and Peace.
In other words, 5,500 is 0.0093651 times the count of Words in War and Peace, and the count of Words in War and Peace is 106.779 times that amount.
(1869) (1968 Ann Dunnigan translation, New American Library)
First published in 1869, Leo Tolstoy\'s Tzarist Russian epic, War and Peace contains 587,287 words (in one of the popular English translations). The novel is the seventh-longest novel ever written in a Latin or Cyrillic alphabets.